04604995 is referenced by 412 patents and cites 10 patents.

A surgical implant is used for imparting stability to the thoraco-lumbar spine by fixation of the implant to the spine with segmental spinal instrumentation. The implant comprises a unitary rod having a generally rectangular configuration formed by a pair of spaced apart branches, mirror image duplicated of one another and equally spaced apart along their entire length. A bight end piece interconnects the branch pair at the superior end portion thereof while a gate forming end piece closes the inferior end portion of the branch pair except for a small gate opening. The gate opening facilitates sublaminar wiring for fixation of the implant to the spine.

Title
Spinal stabilizer
Application Number
6/595259
Publication Number
4604995
Application Date
March 30, 1984
Publication Date
August 12, 1986
Inventor
Craig D Morgan
902 Stuart Rd., Wilmington, 19807
DE, US
David C Stephens
129 School Rd., Wilmington, 19803
DE, US
Agent
Connolly and Hutz
IPC
A61F 5/04
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