Rod reduction device and method of use

  • US 10,292,736 B2
  • Filed: 06/28/2018
  • Issued: 05/21/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A rod reducing device comprising:

  • a fork assembly body defining a longitudinal axis and having a passage extending therethrough along the longitudinal axis thereof, the passage including internal threads;

    a first arm coupled to and extending from a first side of the fork assembly body;

    a second arm coupled to and extending from a second side of the fork assembly body, the second side different from the first side; and

    an elongated threaded screw shaft having external threads thereon, each of the first and second arms transitionable relative to the elongated threaded screw shaft between an approximated arrangement and a spaced apart arrangement with the elongated threaded screw shaft rotatably coupled with the internal threads of the passage, wherein a rod contact member is disposed at a distal portion of the elongated threaded screw shaft, the distal portion of the elongated threaded screw shaft and the rod contact member movable between the first and second arms in response to engagement of the threads of the elongated threaded screw shaft with the internal threads of the passage.

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