07473267 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 113 patents.

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 an angularly adjustable connector. In one aspect, the system also includes at least one linkage rod, for linking two or more bone anchors through their respective adjustable connectors. The bone anchors and the linkage rod may be locked into place to form a spinal fusion or fixation prosthesis. An alignment tool is provided, for guiding a guidewire through one or more connectors.

Title
System and method for minimally invasive posterior fixation
Application Number
10/462098
Publication Number
7473267 (B2)
Application Date
June 13, 2003
Publication Date
January 6, 2009
Inventor
To V Pham
Trabuco Canyon
CA, US
Michael R Henson
Coto de Caza
CA, US
George P Teitelbaum
Santa Monica
CA, US
Samuel M Shaolian
Newport Beach
CA, US
Thanh V Nguyen
Irvine
CA, US
Agent
Haynes and Boone
Assignee
Warsaw Orthopedic
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/88
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