Document Type

Patent

Abstract

A scoliosis correction device includes a first fixed anchor that is adapted to be secured to a vertebra of a spine and a second fixed anchor that is adapted to be secured to a vertebra of a spine. A rotatory anchor includes a head portion, a shank portion that extends from the head portion and is adapted to be secured to a vertebra of a spine, and a sprocket that is supported on the head portion for rotational movement relative thereto. A cable extends from the first fixed anchor to the rotatory pedicle screw to the second fixed anchor. The rotatory anchor may be configured to allow unidirectional movement of the sprocket relative to the head portion. A rigid member may extend between the fixed anchor and an intermediate anchor.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US8394124

Publication Date

3-12-2013

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Application Number

12/818258

Filing Date

June 2010

Primary Class

606/246

Secondary Class

606/300

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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