05782833 is referenced by 379 patents and cites 13 patents.

A pedicle screw assembly 10 for use with a rod 11 for the immobilization of bone segments. The assembly is composed of a screw 12, a polyaxial housing 20, a washer 34, a set screw 48, and a cup-shaped cap 40. When the screw is placed inside the polyaxial housing 20, the head of the screw 18 comes into contact with a middle section of the polyaxial housing 20 and is secured into the bone so that the polyaxial housing is pivotable with three degrees of freedom. The housing includes a pair of upstanding posts 30 with interior threads. A washer 34 is inserted between the head of the screw 12 and the rod. A cap 40, having a bottom, with a pair of posts accommodating openings 43 and a lateral cross connector 44, is placed over the posts 30 so that the cross connection 44 engages the rod. A set screw 48 is threaded into the housing posts to secure the rod within the housing.

Pedicle screw system for osteosynthesis
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
December 20, 1996
Publication Date
July 21, 1998
Thomas T Haider
2357 Knob Hill Dr., Riverside, 92506
Harold L Jackson
A61B 17/70
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