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An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises an assembly having at least two anchors and an elongated stabilizer. The anchors each have means to hold the anchor to the bone, and include receiving means which receive the stabilizer as well as securing means which cooperate with the receiving means by means of the interaction of mating threads to cause the application of compression on the stabilizer into the receiving means.

Title
Spinal implant system
Application Number
946319
Publication Number
5474555
Application Date
August 3, 1994
Publication Date
December 12, 1995
Inventor
Philip A Mellinger
Worthington
OH, US
Rolando M Puno
Prospect
KY, US
Agent
Hudak & Shunk Co
Assignee
Cross Medical Products
OH, US
IPC
A61F 5/00
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