Abstract

In a first broad aspect, there is provided herein a bioactive device and system for fusion between two bones, two parts of a bony joint, or a bony defect, such as of the spine. The fusion device includes a screw having a head and a threaded shaft. The fusion device also includes a bone dowel having an internal bore of which at least a distal portion is threaded to engage the threads of the screw shaft. The bone dowel is made of a bone-like, biocompatible, or allograft material to provide a layer of bone-like, biocompatible, or allograft material between the screw and the spinal bone. The device is generally coaxial and is further described in the drawings and description herein.

Document Type

Patent

Primary Class

A61B17/86; A61B17/70; A61F2/44;

Secondary Class

A61B17/56

Application Number

14/375942

Filing Date

1-31-2013

Patent Number

US9808299

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Publication Date

11-7-2017

Patent Country

United States

Language

en_US

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Digital Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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