06440135 is referenced by 198 patents.

A volar fixation system includes a T-shaped plate intended to be positioned against the volar side of the radial bone, a plurality of bone screws for securing the plate along an non-fractured portion of the radial bone, and a plurality of bone pegs which extend from the plate and into bone fragments of a Colles' fracture. The plate includes including a plurality of screw holes and a plurality of threaded peg holes. The bone pegs can be articulated through a range of angles within respective peg holes and fixed at a desired angle within the range. For each peg, once the peg has been appropriately positioned within the peg hole, a set screw is threaded into the peg hole and tightened, thereby securing the peg in the selected orientation.

Title
Volar fixation system with articulating stabilization pegs
Application Number
9/735228
Publication Number
6440135 (B2)
Application Date
December 12, 2000
Publication Date
August 27, 2002
Inventor
James Leone
Miami
FL, US
Jorge L Orbay
Miami
FL, US
Agent
Thomas A Gallagher
US
David S Jacobson
US
David P Gordon
US
Assignee
Hand Innovations
FL, US
IPC
A61B 17/80
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