US Patent No: 6,712,818

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Method for connecting adjacent vertebral bodies of a human spine with a plating system

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Anatomically contoured anterior cervical plates with bone ingrowth surfaces, providing for intersegmental compressive preloading, and a rigid and locked interface to all of the bone, screws, with those engaging the vertebrae deployed in highly convergent pairs. The bone screws have a tapered self-tapping leading end, an increasing root diameter with a generally constant outer diameter with a thread that is narrow and sharp throughout and an enlarged head portion capable of an interference fit to the receiving holes of the plate. Instrumentation consists of plate holders, a compression apparatus and a pilot hole forming device that interlocks with. the plate. Methods for spinal compression and bone hole preparation are provided.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1710

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Michelson, Gary K Venice, CA 370 15707

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