06053921 is referenced by 219 patents and cites 250 patents.

A surgical cable system and method for securing surgical cable around a portion of a human element (e.g., bone) is described. The surgical cable system may include a connector and a tensioner. The connector may be adapted to hold a pin, positionable within the connector, such that the pin may secure the cable within the connector. The pin may be repositioned, after securing the cable, to allow the cable to move freely through the connector. The cable may be oriented within the connector such that the ends of the cable are perpendicular or parallel with respect to each other. The tensioner is preferably adapted to vary the tension of the cable. The cable may be passed through the connector, around a portion of a human bone, and back through the connector. The cable may be tensioned by use of the tensioner and secured into position within the connector. The connector may include a locking portion for engaging a protrusion formed on the pin. The engagement of the protrusion with the locking portion preferably inhibits rotation of the pin.

Title
Surgical cable system and method
Application Number
919127
Publication Number
6053921
Application Date
May 26, 1998
Publication Date
April 25, 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 17/56
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