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An elongated plate for coupling severed bone regions comprising at least one bridge region, the at least one bridge region terminating in at least two bone fixation regions. The at least two bone fixation regions each contain at least one aperture for receiving a suitable fastening device for securing the elongated plate to the bone regions to be coupled. The bridge region may be configured so as to be easily severed by a suitable severing device such as surgical scissors. The elongated plate and fastening device may be formed from a bio-compatible or bio-resorbable material.

Title
Method and apparatus for bone fracture fixation
Application Number
10/81166
Publication Number
7052499 (B2)
Application Date
February 22, 2002
Publication Date
May 30, 2006
Inventor
Jeffrey A Duncan
Jacksonville
FL, US
Kevin T Stone
Jacksonville
FL, US
Brian S Schumacher
Jacksonville
FL, US
Stephen M Herrington
Orange Park
FL, US
Shon D Steger
Jacksonville
FL, US
Agent
Harness Dickey & Pierce
Assignee
Walter Lorenz Surgical
FL, US
IPC
A61B 17/80
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