07615068 is referenced by 126 patents and cites 97 patents.

A pedicle screw is provided that includes an upwardly extending collet. The collet may include downwardly extending slots that define deflectable segments therebetween. When a spherical element or other structure, e.g., a non-dynamic stabilizing element, is positioned around the collet, introduction of a set screw causes outward deflection of the upstanding segments into engagement with the spherical element. A snap ring may be interposed between the collet and the spherical element to facilitate positioning therebetween. In an alternative embodiment, a non-slotted collet is employed. In such embodiment, the collet and the spherical element may be threadingly engaged and may include a snap ring therebetween. The pedicle screw subassemblies may be incorporated into a spinal stabilization system which may include a dynamic stabilizing member to provide clinically efficacious results.

Title
Mounting mechanisms for pedicle screws and related assemblies
Application Number
11/27245
Publication Number
7615068 (B2)
Application Date
December 31, 2004
Publication Date
November 10, 2009
Inventor
Carmen Walters
Hamden
CT, US
Stephen Maguire
Shelton
CT, US
Ernest Corrao
Bethel
CT, US
Ronald Callahan
Naugatuck
CT, US
Bryan Hildebrand
Orange
CT, US
Jens Peter Timm
West Haven
CT, US
Agent
McCarter & English
Assignee
Applied Spine Technologies
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
A61B 17/70
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