08048125 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 645 patents.

A versatile offset connector for connecting components of a dynamic stabilization system which supports the spine while providing for the preservation of spinal motion. Alternative embodiments can be used for spine fusion. Embodiments of the dynamic stabilization system have an anchor system, a deflection system, a vertical rod system and a connection system. The anchor system anchors 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 connection system includes coaxial connectors and offset connectors which adjustably connect the deflection system, vertical rod system and anchor system allowing for appropriate, efficient and convenient placement of the anchor system relative to the spine.

Title
Versatile offset polyaxial connector and method for dynamic stabilization of the spine
Application Number
12/566487
Publication Number
8048125 (B2)
Application Date
September 24, 2009
Publication Date
November 1, 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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