WO/2004/069034 is referenced by 1 patents.

Spinal implants (100), spinal rod approximators (10) for seating a stabilizing rod (R) in a rod-receiving portion (108) of a spinal implant (100), and methods for using the same are provided. In one embodiment, a spinal rod approximator (10) is provided including an elongate member (12) having a grasping member (14) formed on a distal end thereof, and a rod pusher member (16) slidably mated to a mounted on the elongate member (12). The grasping member (14) is effective to grasp a portion of a spinal implant (100), and the pusher member (16) is effective to grasp and engage a stabilizing rod (R) and push the rod (R) into a rod-receiving portion (108) of the spinal implant (100) being grasped by the grasping member (14).

Title
Spinal rod approximator
Application Number
PCT/US2004/000279
Publication Number
2004/069034
Application Date
January 7, 2004
Publication Date
August 19, 2004
Inventor
Jones Bryan S
Boomer Mark
Doherty Thomas V
Rosenberg William S
Agent
GEARY William C III
Assignee
Jones Bryan S
Boomer Mark
Doherty Thomas V
Rosenberg William S
Depuy Acromed
IPC
A61B 17/70
A61B 17/88
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