07887539 is referenced by 65 patents and cites 156 patents.

Spinal rod approximator for seating a stabilizing rod in a rod-receiving portion of a spinal implant and inserting a closure mechanism is provided. In one embodiment, a spinal rod approximator is provided including a body with gripping branches, inserter shaft, threaded collar, and outer sleeve. The cylindrical outer sleeve is disposed about the distal end portion of the body and is movable between a first position and a second position in which the outer sleeve inhibits separation of the gripping branches.

Title
Spinal rod approximators
Application Number
10/761036
Publication Number
7887539 (B2)
Application Date
January 20, 2004
Publication Date
February 15, 2011
Inventor
Ian Charles Burgess
Barrington
RI, US
Christopher Ryan Rybicki
Charlotte
NC, US
William L Dunbar Jr
Bethlehem
CT, US
Assignee
Depuy Spine
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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