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Pierre Andre Comte, Hans Schurch, Gebhard Ritter: Device for treating a bone. Synthes, Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood, October 24, 1989: US04875475 (106 worldwide citation)

The device comprises an intramedullar nail adapted to be driven into a hollow bone. The proximal terminal nail segment comprises an internal thread and a transversely penetrating longitudinal slot adapted to receive a screw to penetrate through the nail and to be screw-connected with the bone. The d ...


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Pierre Andre Comte: Conductor device, particularly for at least partial insertion in a human or animal body, comprising a spiral formed from at least one conductor. Institut Straumann, Toren McGeady and Goldberg, February 3, 1987: US04640983 (74 worldwide citation)

A conductor device having at least one spiral which is formed from at least one conductor, each conductor consisting of wires which are stranded together to form a bundle. In addition, the wires belonging to a conductor can all consist of the same material or of different materials, one of which has ...


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Pierre Andre Comte, Caius Burri, Lutz Claes, Heinz Gerngross, Remy Meier: Device for the setting of bone segments. Synthes, Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood, December 22, 1987: US04714076 (47 worldwide citation)

Bone-setting device comprises two elongated holders which are joined by an elongated connecting link. Pins which can be screwed into bone elements are held in each holder in such a manner that they can be rotated around their axis, moved along that axis, and clamped. At least one holder comprises sp ...