Patent Number: 7,731,736

Title: Fastening system for spinal stabilization system

Abstract: Bone fixation systems for stabilizing bones such as vertebral bodies are disclosed. The fixation systems include fixation connectors that preferably are equipped with bone anchors (e.g., screws, hooks, pins or like structures) for securing the fixation connectors to bones desired to be stabilized. The fixation systems also include linking elements (e.g., rods, plates or other members) for linking the fixation connectors together to form a stabilizing construct capable of maintaining a desired spacial relationship between bones desired to be stabilized.

Inventors: Guenther; Kevin V. (Carver, MN), Mujwid; James R. (Crystal, MN), Hillyard; Angela L. (Greenfield, MN), Boschert; Paul F. (Minneapolis, MN)

Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/70 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-08 0:00:00