Patent Number: 7,131,972

Title: Vertebral fixing device

Abstract: A vertebral fixing device which is capable of being mounted on a vertebra having a rear wall and/or two side walls from which project the ribs and/or the transverse processes. The device comprises an elongate transverse part (16) having two substantially symmetrical opposite ends (18, 20), where the transverse part (16) is adapted to be arranged against the rear wall (51) of the vertebra. Each of the ends (18, 20) is located opposite one rib and/or a transverse process (52, 54). The device includes at least two clamp-forming adjustable connection elements (26, 28, 42, 44) suitable for being connected respectively to each of the two ends (18, 20). The ribs and/or transverse processes (52, 54) are adapted to be engaged in the adjustable connection elements (26, 28, 42, 44) so as to maintain the elongate transverse part (16) in a fixed position against the rear wall (51) of the vertebra.

Inventors: Mazda; Keyvan (Paris, FR), Le Couedic; Regis (Andresy, FR)

Assignee: Abbott Spine

International Classification: A61B 17/70 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00