Resources Contact Us Home
Apparatus and method for body tissue fixation

Image Number 15 for United States Patent #7955362.

A body tissue fixation apparatus includes a plate having oppositely disposed outer and tissue-contacting surfaces, and at least one fixation hole extending between the outer and tissue-contacting surfaces along a longitudinal axis. The fixation hole is defined in part by an inner hole surface having at least one serration. At least one fixation device of the body tissue fixation apparatus has a shank and a head portion, the shank being insertable through the fixation hole in the plate to affix the plate to the body tissue member upon rotation of the head portion. At least one deformable member is connected to the head portion, the deformable member extending laterally in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and being adapted to deflect to engage with at least one serration formed on the inner hole surface. A method for using the body tissue fixation apparatus is also described.

  Recently Added Patents
Bio-pesticide and method for pest control
Lateral double diffused metal oxide semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same
Method and apparatus for allocating and obtaining IP address
Decision management system and method
Encoder that optically detects positional information of a moving body from different optical paths lengths
Packet transmission system and fault recovery method
Bamboo scrimber and manufacturing method thereof
  Randomly Featured Patents
Retrieval and storage mechanism for use with an automated rotating storage unit
Optical disk drive having a skew adjustment function
Process for producing heat-stable protein microparticles
Multilevel optical signals optimized for systems having signal-dependent and signal-independent noises, finite transmitter extinction ratio and intersymbol interference
Apparatus for attaching a cleaning tool to a robotic manipulator
Method of purifying liquor
Plasma-resistant member and plasma treatment apparatus using the same
Device for testing the performance of a sealant for SOFC stacks
Apparatus with patient adjustment device coupled to architectural system
Single revolution die cutter