06391030 is referenced by 240 patents and cites 8 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.

Title
Surgical cable system and method
Application Number
9/211888
Publication Number
6391030 (B1)
Application Date
December 15, 1998
Publication Date
May 21, 2002
Inventor
Michael C Dinsdale
Richardson
TX, US
Erik J Wagner
Round Rock
TX, US
Agent
Conley Rose & Tayon PC
US
Agent
Eric B Meyertons
US
Assignee
Spinal Concepts
TX, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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