04383527 is referenced by 65 patents and cites 20 patents.

The device includes a novel tool for guiding a surgical wire into the patient's bone at a universally adjustable position in relation to a previously inserted wire, and a novel guide pin-external sleeve combination whose use greatly facilitates the steps of guide pin insertion and, after the sleeve has been removed, insertion of a cannulated surgical implant over the guide pin. The novel device is particularly suited for use in a surgical procedure for fixing a fracture in the femoral neck with a plurality of parallel cannulated bone screws.

Title
Device for guiding the insertion of surgical wires into bone tissue
Application Number
6/236089
Publication Number
4383527
Application Date
February 20, 1981
Publication Date
May 17, 1983
Inventor
Rocco R Borzone
Emerson
NJ, US
Stanley E Asnis
Port Washington
NY, US
Agent
Lawrence C Akers
Peter C Richardson
Charles J Knuth
Assignee
Howmedica
NY, US
IPC
A61F 5/04
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