Pedicle screw and operating device thereof

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7871413
APP PUB NO 20060030839A1
SERIAL NO

10954227

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Disclosed is a spine fixation apparatus, more particularly, a pedicle screw implanted into a spine and an operating device for the pedicle screw capable of easily inserting a rod to a head section of the pedicle screw in order to securely fix the spine. The pedicle screw has a head section including a recess part defined by first and second sidewalls, a screw section, and a support unit formed at an upper portion of the recess part of the head section while connecting the first sidewall to the second sidewall. The operating device has a screw coupling rod having an elongated pipe shape, a body having a first side coupled to the screw coupling rod, a rotating member having a first end coupled to a second side of the body in such a manner that a second end of the rotating member rotates about the first end thereof, and a rod receiver coupled to the second end of the rotating member. Due to the support unit, the rod is prevented from being easily separated from the pedicle screw, thereby facilitating minimum incision surgery. The operating device for the pedicle screw allows an operator to easily perform minimum incision surgery while making several incisions for the pedicle screws and the rod in the back of the patient and keeping the size of incisions quite a small.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SOLCO BIOMEDICAL CO., LTD.KYUNGKI-DO4

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ahn, Sae Young Pyungtaek-si, KR 7 365
Choi, Jong Myeon Suwon-si, KR 4 360
Kim, Seo Kon Anyang-si, KR 4 298
Park, Keun Ho Jeonju-si, KR 2 94

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
8845693 Tulip head apparatus 1 2012
8986318 Pedicle depth measuring apparatus 0 2012
9084633 Pedicle screw 0 2014
 
FOUNDERS SPINE RESEARCH LLC, (5)
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US SPINE, INC. (2)
* 8882807 Minimally invasive surgery pedicle screw system 1 2009
* 2010/0087,866 MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY PEDICLE SCREW SYSTEM 0 2009
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
* 2012/0116,458 MODULAR PIVOTABLE SCREW ASSEMBLY AND METHOD 1 2010
 
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8372122 Low profile spinal prosthesis incorporating a bone anchor having a deflectable post and a compound spinal rod 0 2011
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