07207992 is referenced by 159 patents and cites 340 patents.

A low-profile surgical implant assembly is provided that includes a connector device that is an integral part of a rod, the connector device allowing the rod to be attached directly to a bone screw, such as a pedicle screw. Another aspect of the invention is a clamp device that allows the length of a rod spanning to attachment devices to be adjusted at the time of implantation, and further allows the clamp device to be secured by tightening a securing end of the clamp at the attachment device. The assemblies are useful for insertion into bone and connecting a foreign object to bone via a polyaxial coupling mechanism. A method for implanting the assembly is also provided.

Title
Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use
Application Number
10/262574
Publication Number
7207992 (B2)
Application Date
September 30, 2002
Publication Date
April 24, 2007
Inventor
Stephen Ritland
Flagstaff, 86003-2310
AZ, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
Assignee
Stephen Ritland
AZ, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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