06261097 is referenced by 54 patents and cites 8 patents.

The proposal is for a holding element (

100

) which can be screwed into the internally threaded bore (

14

) of the implant (

1

) even during production of the latter and can thus be used to grip or hold the implant for the following production phases. Furthermore, the holding element (

100

) serves to fix an implant (

1

), which is screwed thereto, inside an ampoule (

200

) and for the application of a screwing-in tool for implantation. The particular feature of the ampoule (

200

) lies in the fact that it has a large-area, lateral cutout (

231

) in the casing and also a fixing part (

210

) for accommodating the holding element (

100

) in a clamped manner. The implant (

1

) can thus be pulled laterally out of the ampoule (

200

). The devices facilitate handling of the implant (

1

) during production and insertion into the bone.

Title
Retaining element for an implant and ampoule for preserving said implant
Application Number
9/424896
Publication Number
6261097 (B1)
Application Date
February 22, 2000
Publication Date
July 17, 2001
Inventor
James Percival Simpson
Waldenburg
US
Werner Schmutz
Niederdorf
US
Agent
Selitto Behr & Kim
US
Assignee
Institut Straumann
US
IPC
A61C 8/00
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