07128744 is referenced by 140 patents and cites 77 patents.

The present invention relates to a bone plating system and method for fracture fixation of bone. The bone plating system includes a bone plate, at least one locking screw, and at least one non-locking screw. The bone plate has locking holes with threads and non-locking holes. The locking screws have a shaft with a thread for engaging bone and a head with a thread configured and dimensioned to mate with the thread of the locking holes. The non-locking screws have a thread for engaging bone and a non-threaded head. Both the locking and non-locking screws remain seated in their respective holes for substantially as long as the bone plate is implanted. The non-locking screws compress the bone plate against the bone and hold fracture reduction while the locking screws are secured to the plate at a fixed angular relationship. The mixed fixation achieved by this bone plating system and method is particularly useful for treatment of per-articular fractures.

Title
Bone plating system
Application Number
10/665505
Publication Number
7128744 (B2)
Application Date
September 22, 2003
Publication Date
October 31, 2006
Inventor
David Little
West Chester
PA, US
Brett R Bolhofner
St. Petersburg
FL, US
Keith A Mayo
Harrison Township
MI, US
Jeff W Mast
Grosse Pointe Park
MI, US
Paul C Weaver
Douglassville
PA, US
Agent
Jones Day
Assignee
Synthes
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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