04513744 is referenced by 133 patents and cites 6 patents.

A surgical compression plate is provided with at least one elongated screw hole with a sloping camming surface that bows outwardly to provide a constant torque until the screw is seated or a torque that increases gradually and then diminishes until the screw is seated, with a sudden increase in torque on seating, thereby to advise the surgeon that the screw has been seated.

Title
Surgical compression plate
Application Number
358389
Publication Number
4513744
Application Date
November 15, 1982
Publication Date
April 30, 1985
Inventor
Kaj Klaue
Sierre
CH
Agent
Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood
Assignee
Synthes
CH
IPC
A61F 5/04
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