06520969 is referenced by 63 patents and cites 8 patents.

A hand instrument and method for use by a surgeon to target the appropriate entry point and trajectory on bony tissue through which an instrument, such as a nail, pin, screw, rod, wire, drill bit, or other implant is passed. Imbedded within the instrument is at least one relatively radio-opaque target which allows the user to predict with the use of an x-ray or fluoroscopic imaging device the placement of said instrument or implant before drilling it into place with the use of an x-ray or fluoroscopic imaging device. By manipulating the device around the axis of the guide piece, the surgeon can predict the placement of the instrument or implant without iterative insertion and removal of the instrument or implant itself.

Title
Guide-pin placement device
Application Number
9/793167
Publication Number
6520969 (B2)
Application Date
February 26, 2001
Publication Date
February 18, 2003
Inventor
Kathleen Hydzik Robbins
Brooklyn
NY, US
Jacob Einhorn
Washington
DC, US
Brett Jason Stern
New York
NY, US
Greg Lambrecht
Wyckoff
NJ, US
Agent
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
US
Assignee
Stryker Technologies Corporation
MI, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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