08021396 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 642 patents.

A configurable dynamic spinal rod for connecting levels of a dynamic stabilization system to support the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. Embodiments of the dynamic stabilization system have an anchor system, a deflection system, a vertical rod system and a connection system. The deflection system provides dynamic stabilization and load-sharing. The dynamic spinal rod connects different levels of the construct in a multilevel construct. The dynamic spinal rod cooperates with the deflection system to further reduce stress exerted upon the bone anchors and spinal anatomy. A configurable lock is provided which can selectably lock an angle between the dynamic spinal rod and a dynamic bone anchor.

Title
Configurable dynamic spinal rod and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
Application Number
12/566529
Publication Number
8021396 (B2)
Application Date
September 24, 2009
Publication Date
September 20, 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
Steven T Mitchell
Pleasant Hill
CA, US
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Meyer
Assignee
Spartek Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/86
A61B 17/70
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