07569061 is referenced by 69 patents and cites 205 patents.

Disclosed is a guided bone anchoring device comprising a head, a shank and a passage for receiving a guide wire, the passage having a longitudinal center axis which is not concentric to the longitudinal center axis of the shank. Also disclosed is a system for guiding bone anchors, the system comprising: a guide wire, an anchor comprised of a shank wherein the shank has an offset bore at the distal end which is adapted to allow the guide wire to slide through the bore, a dilator having a longitudinal slot wherein the longitudinal slot allows the guide wire to extend through the longitudinal slot when the anchor is positioned within the dilator, and a driving device which is adapted to engage the proximal end of the anchor.

Title
Off-axis anchor guidance system
Application Number
10/991845
Publication Number
7569061 (B2)
Application Date
November 18, 2004
Publication Date
August 4, 2009
Inventor
Dennis Colleran
Frisco
MA, US
Agent
Carol A Marmo Esq
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
Assignee
Innovative Spinal Technologies
TX, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
A61B 17/56
A61F 5/00
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