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A spinal plate system and method for fixation of the human spine is provided. In an embodiment, the spinal fixation system includes a plate, a coupling member and a locking system for substantially locking the coupling member in a desired position. The plate preferably has a borehole that allows the coupling member to couple the plate with a bone. Preferably, at least a portion of the coupling member may swivel in the hole so that a bottom end of the member extends at a plurality of angles substantially oblique to the plate. The locking system preferably locks the coupling member in desired positions relative to the plate. An assembly tool is preferably used to inhibit rotation of the coupling member during the installation of the spinal fixation system.

Title
System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate
Application Number
905823
Publication Number
6030389
Application Date
June 10, 1998
Publication Date
February 29, 2000
Inventor
Robert J Jones
Austin
TX, US
Erik J Wagner
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Conley Rose & Tayon PC
Assignee
Spinal Concepts
TX, US
IPC
A61B 17/18
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