06974460 is referenced by 195 patents and cites 70 patents.

A bone fixation assembly including a coupling element having an inner surface defining a first bore coaxial with a first longitudinal axis, and a second bore coaxial with a second longitudinal axis, whereby the second longitudinal axis intersects the first longitudinal axis. The coupling element has a seat adjacent the lower end of the coupling element, the seat being defined by the inner surface of the coupling element. The assembly includes an anchoring element assembled with the coupling element, the anchoring element having a first end for insertion into bone and a head spaced from the first end, the head being in contact with the seat of the coupling element. The assembly provides sufficient angulation between adjacent anchoring elements securing a common orthopedic rod, and is particularly useful for assemblies mounted in spines having abnormal curvatures and in the cervicothoracic region of the spine.

Title
Biased angulation bone fixation assembly
Application Number
10/91068
Publication Number
6974460 (B2)
Application Date
March 5, 2002
Publication Date
December 13, 2005
Inventor
Yves Crozet
Ramsey
NJ, US
Michael Horan
Charleston
SC, US
Aaron Markworth
Pompton Lakes
NJ, US
John Carbone
Lutherville
MD, US
Agent
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Assignee
Stryker Spine
FR
IPC
A61B 017/70
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