Anterior cervical plating system

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8277493
APP PUB NO 20060189990A1
SERIAL NO

11329850

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An anterior fixation system includes a plate defining a plurality of screw holes, a number of screws and a number of locking assemblies for fixing the screws to the plate. The system includes two bone screws, a fixed angle screw and a variable angle screw, that are configured to extend through the same screw openings in the fixation plate. The surgeon can select either the fixed or variable angled screws to be implanted with a single plate and can place either type of screw into any of the screw holes along the plate. The fixation plate can include several screw holes in various patterns that provide the surgeon with great flexibility in the placement of bone screws depending upon the spinal anatomy and pathology. Also contemplated is a locking assembly to lock one or more bone screws within a respective screw hole.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.WARSAW, IN1847

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Farris, Robert A Memphis, US 50 3953
Haid,, Jr Regis W Atlanta, US 9 103
Papadopoulos, Stephen M Ann Arbor, US 10 1284
Poyner, Jeffrey Wade Atoka, US 12 1848
Sonntag, Volker K H Phoenix, US 5 694

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTELLIGENT IMPLANT SYSTEMS LLC (5)
9421041 Polyaxial screw assembly 0 2009
9433440 Polyaxial screw assembly 0 2010
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