05569250 is referenced by 113 patents and cites 10 patents.

A biocompatible osteosynthesis plate operable for being enhanced in a substantially secured relation to a plurality of adjacent bone portions is provided. The biocompatible osteosynthesis plate includes an elongated section having a top face and a bottom face, at least one fastener opening disposed between the top face and the bottom face, and means disposed upon elongated section to permit the formation of additional fastener openings therethrough during a surgical procedure. The osteosynthesis plate is in a first configuration at a first thermochemical state and is operable to be converted to a second thermochemical state so that it may be deformed prior to fixation. The osteosynthesis plate may further include means disposed upon the elongated section for enhancing structural rigidity, which may be provided as one or more raised surfaces, or rails, disposed upon the top face of the osteosynthesis plate.

Title
Method and apparatus for securing adjacent bone portions
Application Number
8/204036
Publication Number
5569250
Application Date
March 1, 1994
Publication Date
October 29, 1996
Inventor
Thomas W Sander
6 Stone Camp Trail, Winona Lake, 46590
IN, US
William S Pietrzak
1691 S. Meadow, Warsaw, 46580
IN, US
Keith R D Alessio
3111 N. Bayberry Ct., Warsaw, 46580
IN, US
Barry L Eppley
5302 Deer Creek Dr., Indianapolis, 46254
IN, US
David R Sarver
R.R. 5, Box 236, Logansport, 46947
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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