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The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for aligning and implanting orthopedic fixation or stabilization implants within the body. In one embodiment, the system includes at least two bone anchors, at least one of which is provided with a transverse portal and a locking member. In one aspect, the system also includes at least one linkage rod, for linking two or more bone anchors through their respective locking members. The linking rod may include at least one angularly adjustable joint, which may be fixed by actuating the locking member. The bone anchors and the linkage rod may be locked into place to form a spinal fusion or fixation prosthesis.

Title
Articulating spinal fixation rod and system
Application Number
10/642399
Publication Number
7083621 (B2)
Application Date
August 15, 2003
Publication Date
August 1, 2006
Inventor
George P Teitelbaum
Santa Monica
CA, US
To V Pham
Trabuco Canyon
CA, US
Thanh Van Nguyen
Irvine
CA, US
Samuel M Shaolian
Newport Beach
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
SDGI Holdings
DE, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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