Spinal implants, spinal rod approximators for seating a stabilizing rod in a rod-receiving portion of a spinal implant, and methods for using the same are provided. In one embodiment, a spinal rod approximator is provided including an elongate member having a grasping member formed on a distal end thereof, and a rod pusher member slidably mated to or mounted on the elongate member. The grasping member is effective to grasp a portion of a spinal implant, and the pusher member is effective to grasp and engage a stabilizing rod and push the rod into a rod-receiving portion of the spinal implant being grasped by the grasping member.

Title
Spinal rod approximator
Application Number
10/352687
Publication Number
20040147936
Application Date
January 28, 2003
Publication Date
July 29, 2004
Inventor
Bryan S Jones
Newport
RI, US
Mark Boomer
Providence
RI, US
Thomas V Doherty
Bellingham
MA, US
William S Rosenberg
Overland Park
KS, US
Agent
Nutter Mcclennen & Fish
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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