04516569 is referenced by 28 patents and cites 16 patents.

An intramedullary orthopaedic device for interconnecting bone fragments for union comprises an elongate member of plastics material having a relieved structure extending over its length but only partially therearound, each upstanding element being of transverse sizing to afford an interference fit by translation alone into a slightly undersized bone recess, such fit resulting from flexure of the elements without stripping bone material, and the unrelieved area of the member being of non-circular cross-section to inhibit rotation. The member is suitably of rectangular cross-section with sequences of fins having their longitudinal directions across the major side faces, and with the inter-sequence spacing and fin height each exceeding fin thickness.

Title
Intramedullary orthopaedic devices
Application Number
6/492034
Publication Number
4516569
Application Date
May 5, 1983
Publication Date
May 14, 1985
Inventor
Barry O Weightman
Thames Ditton
GB
David M Evans
Farnham Common
GB
Agent
Cushman Darby & Cushman
Assignee
National Research Development Corporation
GB
IPC
A61F 5/04
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