07927357 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 34 patents.

A method and apparatus for providing an adjustable length surgical implant is provided, wherein the surgical implant is readily adjustable by a surgeon using a surgical tool sized for use with the surgical implant. Adjustment of the surgical implant further requires a small incision through the skin prior to the adjustment of the length of the implant, such that the potential for infection is greatly reduces and the associated trauma of surgery is lessened for the patient.

Title
Adjustable length implant
Application Number
11/50137
Publication Number
7927357 (B2)
Application Date
February 2, 2005
Publication Date
April 19, 2011
Inventor
Richard Techiera
North Dartmouth
MA, US
Christopher Ramsay
West Wareham
MA, US
Ronald Sacher
Needham
MA, US
Agent
EuiHoon Lee
Kevin J Canning
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Assignee
DePuy Spine
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/88
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