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
Image forming system, prognosis criterion setting apparatus, prognosis apparatus, image forming apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium
Digital photographing apparatus
Aluminum galvanic cell
Integrated circuits with magnetic core inductors and methods of fabrications thereof
Trash bag retention device
Single check memory devices and methods
Techniques for data assignment from an external distributed file system to a database management system
  Randomly Featured Patents
System for stabilizing a portion of the spine
Methods and instruments for estimating target motion
Method for the preparation of a biologically active polyamide net
Articulated travel and educational map with peel-off divisions
Method of and apparatus for computed tomography
Dynamic interbody device
Gas detection apparatus and related method
Methods of multislice acquisition for magnetic resonance imaging
Cold weather clothing including coextensive fibrous insulation layer within shell and foam inserts in stress areas
Method of determining stress