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The present invention is directed to (1) a plating system having multiple and single locking mechanisms for general skeletal use other than in the anterior cervical spine; (2) an orthopedic plating system that permits a pair of bone screws to be inserted into a bone in a crossed over orientation and locked to the plate; (3) a segmentable plating system which can be made to a selected length by the surgeon; and (4) a combination screw-lock-plating system for allowing and/or causing intersegmental compression of bone portions.

Title
Skeletal plating system
Application Number
9/22344
Publication Number
6139550
Application Date
February 11, 1998
Publication Date
October 31, 2000
Inventor
Gary K Michelson
438 Sherman Canal, Venice, 90291
CA, US
Agent
Martin & Ferraro
IPC
A61B 17/80
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