Patent Number: 6,251,112

Title: Thin profile closure cap for open ended medical implant

Abstract: A closure for an open ended medical implant with a pair of spaced arms to maintain a rod or the like in the implant. The closure including a top plate with depending side flanges forming a discontinuous internally threaded ring that is threadably received on the implant in comparatively low profile from side to side. The closure includes a central cylinder depending from the plate to maintain spacing of the implant arms. The plate and cylinder have coaxial bores that receive a set screw. A set of tools for installing the closure includes a closure holding tool, a closure installation tool with a head to receive the closure and threaded side wings that complete the thread on said closure flanges, a set screw torquing tool and a closure anti-torquing tool to hold the closure in position when the set screw is being tightened. A closure removal tool is also included and has a head to receive the closure and a turning handle.

Inventors: Jackson; Roger P. (Mission Hills, KS)


International Classification: A61B 17/70 (20060101); A61B 17/88 (20060101); A61B 19/00 (20060101); A61B 017/56 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018