08672969 is referenced by 52 patents and cites 1656 patents.

Assemblies for securing fractured bone are provided. The assembly includes a first fixation element, a second fixation element, and an adjustable flexible member construct. The first fixation element having a male or a female sleeve is secured within a first portion of the fractured bone. The second fixation element having the other of the male or female sleeve telescopically received within the one of the male or female sleeve is secured within a second portion of the fractured bone. The adjustable flexible member construct extends between the first and second fixation elements and has at least one adjustable loop coupled to the first fixation element and the second fixation element and a pair of adjusting ends extending through an opening in the first fixation element. The pair of adjusting ends can be pulled to reduce a diameter of the adjustable loop and to compress fragments of the fractured bone.

Title
Fracture fixation device
Application Number
13/269097
Publication Number
8672969 (B2)
Application Date
October 7, 2011
Publication Date
March 18, 2014
Inventor
Ryan A Kaiser
Leesburg
IN, US
Brian K Berelsman
Warsaw
IN, US
Kevin T Stone
Winona Lake
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Sports Medicine
IN, US
IPC
A61D 1/00
A61B 17/08
A61B 17/04
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