Patent Number: 8,870,929

Title: Surgical devices for the correction of spinal deformities

Abstract: A method for installing a surgical device on a spine for applying corrective forces thereon comprises installing at least one anchor on a first vertebra and at least another anchor on a second vertebra. At least one connector is installed on at least one of the first and the second vertebrae. A flexible tether is fixed to one of the anchors. The flexible tether is tensioned about a surface of the at least one connector. The flexible tether is fixed to the other one of the anchors to maintain a tension in the flexible tether to apply corrective forces to the vertebrae interconnected by the tether. A method for installing a staple device with rotational joints in the vertebrae is also provided.

Inventors: Parent; Stefan (Saint-Lambert, CA), Aubin; Carl-Eric (Saint-Lambert, CA), Driscoll; Mark (Notre-Dame-de-I'lle-Perrot, CA)

Assignee: Polyvalor, Limited Partnership Valorisation HSJ, Limited Partnership

International Classification: A61B 17/88 (20060101)

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