Patent Number: 8,870,924

Title: Dynamic vertebral fastener

Abstract: A spinal fixation assembly for connecting an elongate member along a region of a spinal column with a plurality of fasteners is disclosed. The spinal fixation assembly comprises a threaded fastener having a first threaded end region and a second end region configured to receive an elongate member, such as a rod. A locking member is included for securing the elongate member within the second end region. The second end region and the locking member include elastomeric members that contact the elongate member to allow for a degree of dynamic movement.

Inventors: Hestad; Hugh D. (Edina, MN)

Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/70 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00