07153309 is referenced by 87 patents and cites 372 patents.

A system, including methods, apparatus, components, and kits, for guiding a hole-forming tool and/or a fastener through a bone and then to a bone-repair device that is connected to the bone. In some embodiments, the system may include a guide device including (1) a coupling portion configured to be connected to the bone-repair device adjacent a first surface of a bone; and (2) a guide portion connected to the coupling portion and configured to be disposed adjacent a second surface of the bone that generally opposes the first surface on the bone. The guide portion is configured to guide the at least one hole-forming tool and fastener into the bone and then to a predefined position of the bone-repair device.

Title
Guide system for bone-repair devices
Application Number
10/717401
Publication Number
7153309 (B2)
Application Date
November 19, 2003
Publication Date
December 26, 2006
Inventor
Steven P Horst
Dayton
OR, US
Randall J Huebner
Beaverton
OR, US
Agent
Kolisch Hartwell P C
Assignee
Acumed
OR, US
IPC
A61F 2/00
A61B 17/58
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