07887537 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 158 patents.

An external fixation system having a fixation component (20) comprising: a) a first capture member (24) adapted to capture a second element (26) of an orthopedic fixation system; and (b) a second capture member (22) adapted to capture a second element (28) of an orthopedic fixation system and coupled to the first capture member such that the coupling (86,94,110) allows the first capture member and the second capture member to rotate about three axes relative to each other element and move along that axis; wherein the coupling is adapted to secure the first and the second capture members from rotation with an activation (100); and wherein the second capture member is adapted to capture the second element by snapping onto the second element from substantially perpendicular to longitudinal axis of the second element

Title
External fixation system
Application Number
10/503453
Publication Number
7887537 (B2)
Application Date
January 30, 2003
Publication Date
February 15, 2011
Inventor
Kelley N Grusin
Germantown
TX, US
Kenneth Nelson
Memphis
TN, US
Gene Edward Austin
Bartlett
TN, US
David Castleman
Bartlett
TN, US
Anthony James
Bartlett
TN, US
Joseph Ferrante
Bartlett
TN, US
Agent
David Chambers
David Warmbold
Assignee
Smith & Nephew
GB
IPC
A61B 17/00
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