08262705 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 7 patents.

The invention is directed to a bone plate system. The bone plate system comprises a base plate having two generally parallel elongated screw slots extending therethrough. Two bone screws are provided that are capable of securing the base plate to a bone by insertion through the screw slots into the bone. Each bone screw has a screw head and a threaded portion extending therefrom. An interference device is attached to the base plate and retains the bone screws while permitting the bone screws to toggle and to controllably slide in the screw slots of the base plate. This design is particularly useful for joining adjacent vertebral bodies, as it permits controlled settling of the vertebral bodies, thereby enhancing the healing process.

Title
Slidable bone plate system
Application Number
11/231493
Publication Number
8262705 (B2)
Application Date
September 20, 2005
Publication Date
September 11, 2012
Inventor
Robert S Bray
Studio City
CA, US
Agent
Jennifer Russell
Jonathan Spangler
NuVasive
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/80
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