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Versatile polyaxial connector assemblies are provided for a dynamic stabilization system which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. Embodiments of the dynamic stabilization system include versatile polyaxial connectors in addition to bone anchors, a deflection system and a vertical rod system. The bone anchors connect the construct to the spinal anatomy. The deflection system provides dynamic stabilization while reducing the stress exerted upon the bone anchors and spinal anatomy. The vertical rod system spans different levels of the construct. The versatile polyaxial connectors include connectors mounted coaxially and/or offset with the bone anchors to adjustably connect the deflection system, vertical rod system and bone anchors allowing for safe, effective and efficient placement of the construct relative to the spine.

Title
Versatile polyaxial connector assembly and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
Application Number
12/566485
Publication Number
8016861 (B2)
Application Date
September 24, 2009
Publication Date
September 13, 2011
Inventor
H Adam R Klyce
Berkeley
CA, US
Henry A Klyce
Piedmont
CA, US
Ken Y Hsu
San Francisco
CA, US
James F Zucherman
San Francisco
CA, US
John J Flynn
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Steven T Mitchell
Pleasant Hill
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Meyer
Assignee
Spartek Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/86
A61B 17/70
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