05466237 is referenced by 545 patents and cites 36 patents.

A bone interface anchor is provided for use with a stabilizer rod for the internal fixation of a spine. The anchor has a seat which accommodates the stabilizer rod and which receives a bone screw for the fixation of the seat to the bone. A compression member cooperates with the seat external to the stabilizer rod and can be tightened to cause a compressive force on the stabilizer rod. The stabilizer rod bears on a rounded surface of the bone screw so as to cause a mating interface between the seat and the bone screw. Subsequently, the position of the seat relative to the bone screw can be locked.

Title
Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw
Application Number
8/155431
Publication Number
5466237
Application Date
November 19, 1993
Publication Date
November 14, 1995
Inventor
Philip Mellinger
Worthington
OH, US
Rolando M Puno
Prospect
KY, US
J Abbott Byrd III
Virginia Beach
VA, US
Agent
Hudak & Shunk Co
Assignee
Cross Medical Products
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/86
A61B 17/70
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