Resources Contact Us Home
Anterior cervical plate system

Image Number 15 for United States Patent #6916320.

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.

  Recently Added Patents
Resonant conversion system with over-current protection processes
High surface area composition for use in the catalytic hydroconversion of a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock, a method making such composition and its use
Solid-state imaging apparatus, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus
Information repository search system
Food safety printer
Methods, systems, and computer program product for virtually modifying surface region curvature to detect protrusions
Integrated circuit testing with power collapsed
  Randomly Featured Patents
Welding current control circuit for spot welder
Yarn feed device
Image data smoothing method
Hydrophobic microporous membrane
Pipeline pool balancing method
Lower hull of boat
Interconnect system
Writing utensil cap
Chair with air conditioning device
Treating urinary incontinence using (S)-desethyloxybutynin