05800434 is referenced by 36 patents and cites 2 patents.

Applicant's invention includes an apparatus and associated method for treating or managing spinal deformities, including scoliosis, abnormal kyphosis, vertebral fractures and tumors, through attachment of spinal rods to ribs adjacent to the spine, rather than to the spine itself. The attachment member are designed whereby the ribs are completely encircled once the rods and attachment member are fully implanted, thereby virtually eliminating the chance of inadvertent dislodging of the rods.

Title
Segmental rib carriage instrumentation and associated methods
Application Number
356235
Publication Number
5800434
Application Date
March 18, 1997
Publication Date
September 1, 1998
Inventor
Robert M Campbell Jr
415 Stone Wood, San Antonio, 78216
TX, US
Agent
David G Henry
IPC
A61B 17/70
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