04096857 is referenced by 40 patents and cites 8 patents.

A telescopically adjustable surgical instrument for a distraction apparatus used in performing an elongation osteotomy comprises a rigid support rail having a guide chamber or guide recess and a rigid extension rail axially slidable in said recess. The extension rail has hinged bone connecting plates by means of which the extension rail may be attached to the distal part of a bone. An extension drive mechanism may be releasably connected to the two rails. The instrument is completely implantable. After the distraction, the position of the extension rail is fixed and the drive mechanism may be easily removed.

Title
Telescopically adjustable surgical instrument
Application Number
5/754127
Publication Number
4096857
Application Date
December 27, 1976
Publication Date
June 27, 1978
Inventor
Juergen J Hildebrandt
Brunnthal
DT
Rudolf Cramer
Piesenkam
DT
Agent
W W Roberts
W G Fasse
Assignee
Messerschmitt Boelkow Blohm
DT
IPC
A61B 17/18
A61F 5/04
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