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The present invention relates to a bone fracture reduction device for the internal fixation and immobilization of bone fragments. The device is comprised of a thin malleable bone affixation plate, formed of a biocompatible metallic material with at least two spaced openings extending therethrough each for receiving a bone screw, with a thin bone plate identification tag formed as an integral extension of the bone affixation plate. The identification tag bears at least the name of the plate manufacturer, the manufacturer's product number, and the manufacture's production lot number for the bone affixation plate to provide full traceability of the device, and the identification tag provides the surgeon using the bone plate with means for handling and manipulating the plate during its affixation to bone fragments at a fracture site and after plate affixation the tag is severable from the plate for archiving.

Title
Bone fracture reduction and fixation devices with identity tags
Application Number
7/422741
Publication Number
4923471
Application Date
October 17, 1989
Publication Date
May 8, 1990
Inventor
Frank H Morgan
Woodland Hills
CA, US
Agent
Philip D Junkins
Assignee
TiMesh
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/28
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