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Title:
BONE FIXATION AND FUSION SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/1995/018577
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A bone fixation and fusion system (10), for joining bone ends together, includes two threaded members (11, 12) for individual turning into bone material. The members include male and female connector ends (14, 13), respectively, for connecting the members (11, 12) and bringing the bone material into engagement. The male connector end is a cylindrical sleeve (15) that is cut longitudinally from a ring end (18) forming a spring collet. The female connector end consists of a cylindrical cavity (19) for receiving the spring collet therein. The cylindrical cavity may include a groove (20) formed in the cavity wall to receive the ring end (18). Each member includes a tool engaging end (22) for receiving a turning tool (23). The system can be used in a dental procedure where a crown can be formed on one member for installation onto the other member which is in the jaw. The members can be configured as a bone joint fusion member.

Inventors:
GOBLE E MARLOWE (US)
ANDERSON GREGORY S (US)
LUMEN DAVID P (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US1995/000241
Publication Date:
July 13, 1995
Filing Date:
January 03, 1995
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Assignee:
MARLOWE GOBLE E (US)
ANDERSON GREGORY S (US)
LUMEN DAVID P (US)
International Classes:
A61B17/72; A61C8/00; (IPC1-7): A61B17/86
Foreign References:
US4913144A1990-04-03
US4723540A1988-02-09
US0184718A1876-11-28
US0064654A1867-05-14
US4463753A1984-08-07
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