Constrained motion bone screw assembly

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9095379
APP PUB NO 20110196431A1
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A bone screw assembly includes an anchor portion and a head portion, such as a rod-receiving portion, movably mounted to the anchor portion to allow for controlled angulation between the anchor portion and the head portion. The anchor portion is pivotable in one or more selected directions about an axis relative to the head portion. A restriction member, which may be a rod seat, prevents the anchor portion from pivoting in one or more different directions about another axis relative to the head portion and/or a spinal fixation element received in the head portion. The restriction member may be inserted in the head portion to control direction that the anchor portion pivots relative to the head portion. The restriction member may also serve as a compression member and/or rod seat for seating a spinal rod coupled to the bone screw assembly.

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MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL2400 LE LOCLE, CH67

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Betz, Randal Ocean City, US 13 529
Chao, Nam T Marlborough, US 30 1227
Gurley, Jerold P Bay Village, US 3 221
Newton, Peter O San Diego, US 4 0
Sacher, Ronald Boca Raton, US 9 477
Siu, Simon Quincy, US 9 554

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