Devices and methods for posterior spinal fixation

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08169998

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Disclosed are novel devices and methods for modular occipital/spinal fixation, general bone fixation, as well as skull fracture repair, wherein a novel orthopedic plate designed for unicortical engagement of the bone, particularly the occiput, is employed which exhibits greater stability and safety over conventional methods. Also disclosed is a novel method and device for posterior spinal fixation, preferably involving the use of a locking screw/plate assembly for posterior facet screw fixation of cervical and thoracic vertebrae. A novel locking screw and locking tool is further disclosed which may be used with the inventive orthopedic plate and spinal fixation devices as well as other orthopedic devices.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DOHERTY, BRIANMEMPHIS, TN1
HEGGENESS, MICHAELMEMPHIS, TN0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Doherty, Brian J Atherton, CA 17 1620
Heggeness, Michael H Houston, TX 11 1321

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