06991632 is referenced by 220 patents and cites 121 patents.

A low-profile surgical rod implant device is provided that allows the length of a rod spanning two bone screws to be adjusted at the time of implantation. In a separate aspect of the invention, the rod implant device can be secured by tightening and securing an end of the rod implant device at one of the bone screws. Embodiments are provided for use with polyaxial pedicle screws and substantially straight shank pedicle screws in spinal applications. In a separate aspect of the invention, a bone screw connector having an interference type fit is also provided. A method for implanting the device is also provided.

Title
Adjustable rod and connector device and method of use
Application Number
10/788172
Publication Number
6991632 (B2)
Application Date
February 25, 2004
Publication Date
January 31, 2006
Inventor
Stephen Ritland
Flagstaff, 86001
AZ, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
IPC
A61B 17/70
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