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L Mercer McKinley: Rod approximator. Depuy Acromed, Nutter Mcclennen & Fish, March 17, 2005: US20050059969-A1

A spinal rod approximator that is effective to approximate a spinal rod into the rod-receiving member of a spinal implant is provided. In general, the device includes first and second components that are slidably coupled to one another. The first component, hereinafter referred to as the implant-gri ...


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William S Rosenberg, Thomas V Doherty, Mark C Boomer, Bryan S Jones: Spinal rod approximator. Depuy Spine, June 16, 2011: US20110144695-A1

Spinal implants, spinal rod approximators for seating a stabilizing rod in a rod-receiving portion of a spinal implant, and methods for using the same are provided. In one embodiment, a spinal rod approximator is provided including an elongate member having a grasping member formed on a distal end t ...


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William L Dunbar JR, Christopher Ryan Rybicki, Ian Charles Burgess: Spinal Rod Approximator. Philip S Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, February 10, 2011: US20110034962-A1

Spinal rod approximator for seating a stabilizing rod in a rod-receiving portion of a spinal implant and inserting closure mechanism is provided. In one embodiment, a spinal rod approximator is provided including a body with gripping branches, inserter shaft, threaded collar, and outer sleeve.