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
Encoder that optically detects positional information of a moving body from different optical paths lengths
Pre-distortion architecture for compensating non-linear effects
Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus
Female urine funnel
Mobile tablet information handling system support
Antenna arrangement and antenna housing
Signal routing dependent on a loading indicator of a mobile node
  Randomly Featured Patents
Bracelet domer
Low cost solution to high aspect ratio contact/via adhesion layer application for deep sub-half micrometer back-end-of line technology
Guiding means at a joint
Device for supporting a block of sheets
Compound semiconductor device for reducing the influence of resistance anisotropy on operating characteristics thereof
Polymer for tissue engineering applications and drug delivery
Thickening composition
Image smoothing with decoupled regularization
Patient positioning and monitoring system
System and method for protecting memory during system initialization