Patent Number: 8,585,739

Title: Dynamic fixation device and method of use

Abstract: A dynamic fixation device is provided that allows the vertebrae to which it is attached to move in flexion within the normal physiological limits of motion, while also providing structural support that limits the amount of translation motion beyond normal physiological limits. The present invention includes a flexible portion and two ends that are adapted for connection to pedicle screws. In at least one embodiment of the present invention, the normal axis of rotation of the vertebrae is substantially duplicated by the dynamic fixation device. The flexible portion of the dynamic fixation device can include a geometric shape and/or a hinge portion.

Inventors: Ritland; Stephen (Flagstaff, AZ)


International Classification: A61B 17/70 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018