Franz Sutter, Fritz Straumann, Joram Raveh: Device comprising an implant and screws for fastening said implant to a bone, and a device for connecting two separated pieces of bone. Synthes, Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood, November 27, 1984: US04484570 (679 worldwide citation)

A plate is provided with clearance holes and fastening screws. Each screw is provided in the region of its head with a clamping part subdivided into tongues by means of slots and provided with an internal opening bounded by a conical surface. To each screw belongs an expander having a conical outer ...

Linda Trebing, John Thalgott: Locking plate and bone screw. Synthes, Fish & Richardson P C, February 11, 1997: US05601553 (608 worldwide citation)

A bone plate for stabilizing the anterior column of the spine has a lower curved surface and an upper surface having two intersecting planes in each of which is a screw hole, the axes of the holes being skewed relative to one another. A bone screw used to secure the plate, has a single start buttres ...

Johannes F Schlapfer, Martin Hess, Rene Schelker, Ralf Hagmann: Posterior spinal implant. Synthes, Fish & Richardson P C, June 20, 2000: US06077262 (485 worldwide citation)

A spinal screw or hook has a slotted head to receive a support rod. A two-piece rod retainer is provided with an outer ring-like collar locked into the interior of the slotted head and a fastener extending through the collar to contact a support rod in the bottom of the slot.

Raymond L Curtis, Urs Schlegel, Thomas Heldstab: Expanding suture anchor. Synthes, Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood, November 7, 1995: US05464427 (457 worldwide citation)

The suture anchor comprises a first main body (11) of a generally cylindrical shape having a front portion (1), a rear portion (2), a longitudinal axis (3), a curved surface (4) with protrusions (5), a central through-going bore (19) extending from said front portion (1) to said rear portion (2), an ...

Fridolin Schlapfer: Device for connecting a longitudinal support to a pedicle screw. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, May 16, 2000: US06063090 (453 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a device used to connect a longitudinal support to a pedicle screw by an accommodating head having a channel to accommodate the longitudinal support, wherein it is possible to freely choose from or mix laterally open, top open or closed accommodating heads. A top open accomm ...

Johannes F Schlapfer, Martin Hess: Osteosynthetic fixation device. Synthes, Fish & Richardson, March 26, 1996: US05501684 (411 worldwide citation)

An osteosynthetic fixation device consists of a fixation element 1 which has a conical head section 11 and an anchoring element 12 abutting it which is for attachment into the bone. The fixation device also consists of a spherically formed, layered, slotted clamping piece 2 which has a conical boreh ...

David C Paul, Hansjuerg W Emch, Beat Schenk: Intervertebral allograft spacer. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, July 10, 2001: US06258125 (400 worldwide citation)

An allogenic intervertebral implant for fusing vertebrae is disclosed. The implant is a piece of allogenic bone conforming in size and shape with a portion of an end plate of a vertebra. The implant has a wedge-shaped profile to restore disc height and the natural curvature of the spine. The top and ...

Sylwester Gogolewski, Stephan M Perren: Self-locking resorbable screws and plates for internal fixation of bone fractures and tendon-to-bone attachment. Synthes, Davis Hoxie Faithful & Hapgood, January 4, 1994: US05275601 (376 worldwide citation)

An absorbable bone screw and plate system with self-locking properties. The absorbable bone screw comprises a threaded shaft portion 1 for insertion into bone and a head portion 3 for rigid connection in the screw hole 13 of a bone plate 20, the diameter of said head portion 3 increasing in the dire ...

Max Aebi, Thomas Steffen, David C Paul, William A Cottle, Beat Schenk: Spinal disc space distractor. Synthes U, Pennie & Edmonds, July 17, 2001: US06261296 (357 worldwide citation)

A distractor for separating adjacent elements, such as vertebrae. The distractor preferably has a scissors-type distracting mechanism, either in a simple scissors or double-acting scissors configuration. Additionally, one or more of the blades, distracting mechanism, and handles are offset with resp ...

Michael Brace, Eric Lange: Variable angle spinal fixation system. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, February 13, 2001: US06187005 (355 worldwide citation)

A variable angle spinal fixation system is disclosed. The system includes a longitudinal member positionable along a spinal column, a fastener having a threaded end for engaging a vertebra, and a connector member for connecting the fastener and the longitudinal member. The connector member has a cha ...