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1. (WO2014194965) TARGETING ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM FOR AN INTRAMEDULLARY NAIL

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/194965    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2013/061831
Publication Date: Fri Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: A61B 17/17
Applicants: STRYKER TRAUMA GMBH
Inventors: WIELAND, Manfred
PRIEN, Ole
Title: TARGETING ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM FOR AN INTRAMEDULLARY NAIL
Abstract:
A targeting system for aligning an axis of a targeting sleeve and a bore in a distal end portion of an intramedullary nail is proposed, the targeting device comprising a distal targeting arm with a first end being configured to be coupled to a trailing end of an intramedullary nail, an adjusting device, the adjusting device being configured to be coupled to the distal targeting arm. The adjusting device may comprise an adjusting element and a nail follower including two targeting holes each being configured to receive a sleeve assemply. The adjusting element may cooperate with the nail follower such that the positions of the two targeting holes are adjustable so as to correspond to respective locking holes at a leading end of the intramedullary nail, even when the nail is bent.