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1. (WO2017070358) ATTACHMENT MEMBERS WITH INTERNALLY LOCATED RADIOPAQUE INFORMATION MARKERS FOR CT SCAN

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/070358    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/057931
Publication Date: Fri Apr 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 21 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61C 8/00
A61B 6/14
Applicants: BIOMET 3I, LLC
Inventors: SUTTIN, Zachary B.
PORTER, Stephan S.
Title: ATTACHMENT MEMBERS WITH INTERNALLY LOCATED RADIOPAQUE INFORMATION MARKERS FOR CT SCAN
Abstract:
An attachment member for mating with a dental implant includes a non-rotational structure and a body. The non-rotational structure is configured to mate with a corresponding non-rotational feature of the dental implant. The body extends from the non-rotational structure. The body has (i) an exterior side surface configured to at least partially engage gingival tissue adjacent to the dental implant, (ii) an exterior top surface that is exposed through the gingival tissue, (iii) a screw access bore for receiving a screw that attaches the attachment member to the dental implant in a removable fashion, and (iv) a set of radiopaque information markers that is located internal to the exterior side surface and the exterior top surface. The set of radiopaque information markers indicates information regarding the dental implant that is revealed in response to a scan from a computerized tomography (CT) scanner.