US Patent No: 4,800,873

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Method for setting fractures

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The invention is a method and tool used for the setting of fractured bones. In detail, the tool comprises an elongated, cylindrical rod having an axial bore. A T-shaped handle is removably fixed to one end of the rod to permit manual manipulation thereof. In the setting procedure the elongated rod is inserted into the medullary canal after it has been reamed. Manual manipulation of the rod aligns the fragments of the bone. After the bone fragments have been aligned a guide wire is passed through the bore of the rod and the rod is removed leaving the guide wire across the fracture.

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Audell, Robert A 10660 Rochester Ave., Westwood Village, CA 90024 1 8

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HENRY FORD HOSPOTAL A MI CORP (1)
* 4,558,697 Method and apparatus for setting fractures 5 1983
 
HOWMEDICA INTERNATIONAL S. DE R.L. (1)
* 4,541,424 Distal aiming device for a locking nail 67 1983
 
MARCUS, RANDALL E. (1)
* 4,622,959 Multi-use femoral intramedullary nail 175 1985
 
Ortopedia GmbH (1)
* 4,621,628 Apparatus for locating transverse holes of intramedullary implantates 154 1984
 
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, KINGSTON, ONTARIO CANADA K7L 3N6 A NON PROFIT EDUCATIONAL CORP (1)
* 4,574,794 Orthopaedic bone cutting jig and alignment device 138 1984
 
RICHARDS MEDICAL COMPANY (1)
* 4,616,638 Compression screw assembly 21 1984
 
STRYKER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 4,528,980 Acetabulum sizer and drill guide 84 1983
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 4,432,358 Compression hip screw apparatus 85 1982
* 4,498,468 Bone fixation driving instrument 28 1982
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (1)
* 5,100,405 Locking cap for medical implants 89 1990
 
HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. (1)
* 5,122,146 Apparatus for reducing a fracture 63 1988
 
KUMMER, FREDERICK, (1)
* 5,352,228 Apparatus and method to provide compression for a locked intramedullary nail 47 1993
 
ORTHOFIX INTERNATIONAL B.V. (1)
* 5,681,318 Medullary cavity template 30 1994
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,584,838 Distal targeting system 50 1994
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 5,626,583 Proximal mandibular segment positioner 2 1995
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 5,509,919 Apparatus for guiding a reaming instrument 14 1993
* 5,562,665 Method for reaming an intramedullary canal 14 1995
* 2011/0196,369 Biologic Intramedullary Fixation Device and Methods of Use 2 2011
* Cited By Examiner