Document Type

Patent

Abstract

A cervical plate assembly facilitates the fusion of cervical vertebrae by quickly and easily causing the vertebrae to exert a preloading force against a bone graft interposed therebetween. A cervical plate assembly also facilitates the installation of the cervical plate assembly in an orthopedic surgical procedure by providing both a locking mechanism that positively retains one or more fasteners thereto and a viewing window that results in an unobstructed view of the vertebrae and the bone graft.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US8287574

Publication Date

10-16-2012

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Application Number

12/536699

Filing Date

August 2009

Primary Class

606/282

Secondary Class

606/71; 606/105

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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