05334203 is referenced by 205 patents and cites 28 patents.

A system and method to form a medical construct using surgical rods and connectors. A pair of surgical rods such as those used in fusing vertebrae of the spine are attached to each other with connectors to form a medical construct. The connector includes a plate with a pair of double hook bolts which are attached to the rods. The double hook bolts and rods may be used to provide a rigid or semi-rigid medical construct depending upon the attachment of the double hook bolts with the plate. The connector is assembled prior to the surgical procedure and eliminates any need for manipulating small washers, screws and bolts during installation of the medical apparatus within a patient.

Title
Spinal fixation system and methods
Application Number
7/954561
Publication Number
5334203
Application Date
September 30, 1992
Publication Date
August 2, 1994
Inventor
Erik J Wagner
Allen
TX, US
Agent
Baker & Botts
Assignee
AMEI Technologies
DE, US
IPC
A44B 1/04
B25G 3/00
A61B 17/58
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