07988698 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 161 patents.

Spinal implants, spinal rod approximators for seating a stabilizing rod in a rod-receiving portion of a spinal implant, and methods for using the same are provided. In one embodiment, a spinal rod approximator is provided including an elongate member having a grasping member formed on a distal end thereof, and a rod pusher member slidably mated to or mounted on the elongate member. The grasping member is effective to grasp a portion of a spinal implant, and the pusher member is effective to grasp and engage a stabilizing rod and push the rod into a rod-receiving portion of the spinal implant being grasped by the grasping member.

Title
Spinal rod approximator
Application Number
10/352687
Publication Number
7988698 (B2)
Application Date
January 28, 2003
Publication Date
August 2, 2011
Inventor
Bryan S Jones
West Roxbury
MA, US
Mark C Boomer
Phoenix
AZ, US
Thomas V Doherty
Hesperia
CA, US
William S Rosenberg
Overland Park
KS, US
Agent
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Assignee
DePuy Spine
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
A61F 2/00
A61B 17/58
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