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A locking mechanism for locking a rod to a bone member. The locking mechanism includes a bone fixation member for attachment to the bone member, the bone fixation member having a spherical portion; an inner housing member having a channel for receiving the rod and having a spherical portion for engaging the spherical portion of the bone fixation member; and an outer housing member for locking the inner housing member to the rod and the spherical portion of the bone fixation member.

Title
Multi-planar locking mechanism for bone fixation
Application Number
8/543977
Publication Number
5683392
Application Date
October 17, 1995
Publication Date
November 4, 1997
Inventor
Maureen J Theis
Cordova
TN, US
Eric C Lange
Cordova
TN, US
Marc E Richelsoph
Bartlett
TN, US
Agent
Walker McKenzie & Walker P C
Assignee
Wright Medical Technology
TN, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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