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Thomas A Russell, Harry E Lee Jr: External fixator apparatus. Memphis Orthopaedic Design, Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell, August 22, 1995: US05443464 (275 worldwide citation)

An external fixation system for stabilizing bone fractures is provided, having a hexagonal rod as the primary support mechanism with a plurality of fixation components adjustably secured thereto. The fixation components preferably include at least one pin secured to the hexagonal rod by a clamping m ...


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Stephen B Walulik, Kirk J Bailey: Clamp assembly for an external fixation system. EBI, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 9, 2004: US06702814 (89 worldwide citation)

A clamp assembly for an external fixation system includes a first clamp member for engaging a first elongated member. The first clamp member includes a first jaw portion and a second jaw portion. The first and second jaw portions at least partially defining a laterally extending channel for receivin ...


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Orlando Martinelli, Beat Inauen, Erwin Flühler, Lutz Claes, Heinz Gerngross, Götz Rübsaamen: Clamp assembly for an external fixation system. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, June 25, 2002: US06409729 (79 worldwide citation)

An external bone fixation system for clamping bone pins and a connecting element is provided. The system includes a jaw and an upper element for retaining bone pins therebetween, a middle element, and a lower element, with the elements being disposed about a common axis. The upper element swivels re ...


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Charles C Edwards: External fixation system. Connolly & Hutz, July 15, 1986: US04600000 (68 worldwide citation)

An external fixation system includes as one of its frame components at least one dynamic coupling which is mounted to a respective frame rod. The coupling includes a sleeve member telescoped over the rod with a stop member on the rod on each side of the sleeve member. The stop member located toward ...


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Joseph Ferrante, Anthony James, David Castleman, Ed Austin, Kenneth Nelson: External fixation system. Smith & Nephew, Kilpatrick Stockton, May 23, 2006: US07048735 (67 worldwide citation)

An external fixation system having an improved fixation component for constructing a stable, adjustable fixation system that cooperates with other systems, and methods of use thereof.


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Mauricio Rousso: Unilateral external fixation system for small bones. Browdy and Neimark, December 16, 1986: US04628921 (66 worldwide citation)

A versatile unilateral fixation system for hand surgery includes a rod and at least first and second blocks with the distance between them being controllable by rotating the rod. Each block has at least one aperture through which a wire, which is adapted to be inserted into a hand bone segment, is s ...


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Stephen B Walulik, Kirk J Bailey: Clamp assembly for an external fixation system. EBI, Harness Dickey & Pierce, September 9, 2003: US06616664 (65 worldwide citation)

A clamp assembly for an external fixation system includes a first clamp member receiving a first elongated and a second clamp member receiving a second elongated member. The first clamp member includes a first fastener rotatably in a first direction to lock the first elongated member relative to the ...


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Joseph Ferrante, Ed Austin, Anthony James: Devices, systems, and methods for placing and positioning fixation elements in external fixation systems. Smith & Nephew, Kilpatrick Stockton, February 28, 2006: US07004943 (55 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and devices according to this invention provide drill guides for optimal placement of fixation elements, such as half pins, into a patient's bone. According to one embodiment, a collar frame with a collar adapted to receive a bar of an orthopedic external fixation system such that ...


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Aleksandar Tosic: Articulated external orthopedic fixation system and method of use. Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, July 27, 1999: US05928230 (53 worldwide citation)

An external fixation system (10) comprising one or more rings (14), elongated members (16), extension fingers (18) with pin holders (52), wire holders (22), clamping assemblies (20), screws (24) or wire (26) for securing parts of a bone (12), and rod connectors (174). The extension fingers (18) are ...


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Christian Lutz, Vinzenz Burgherr, Olivier Palefroy: External fixation element. Stryker Trauma, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, May 5, 2009: US07527626 (50 worldwide citation)

An external fixation system has clamps, rods and pins having anti-magnetic core parts and a non-conductive sheath part covering essentially the exterior surfaces of the core part. The rods, pins and clamps are especially MRI safe for a patient when used in any frame configuration for fractures of th ...