05968046 is referenced by 124 patents and cites 5 patents.

A method and apparatus for reducing a fracture provides a provisional fixation pin to provisionally affix the bone plate to the bone prior to the installation of the bone plate with permanent attachment, such as bone screws. The method and apparatus of the present invention will maintain some reduction without significantly compromising the bone. The method utilizes a provisional fixation pin having an upper or proximal unthreaded shaft section and a lower externally threaded shaft section. A cutting tip is provided at the extreme distal end of the fixation pin. In between the proximal and distal sections is an enlarged diameter section that has an annular surface sized and shaped to conform to the countersunk surface of openings in the bone plate.

Title
Provisional fixation pin
Application Number
9/90117
Publication Number
5968046
Application Date
June 4, 1998
Publication Date
October 19, 1999
Inventor
David Castleman
Bartlett
TN, US
Agent
Garvey Smith Nehrbass & Doody
Assignee
Smith & Nephew
DE, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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