Orthopedic plate for use in small bone repair

  • US 20060173459A1
  • Filed: 01/26/2006
  • Published: 08/03/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An implant capable of being used to stabilize a small bone fracture comprising a plate having a trunk defining a longitudinal axis with a first end and an opposing second end and having at least one arm extending from the first end of the trunk, the arm having at least one through hole and a longitudinal axis that forms a first angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the trunk section, the arm being configured to bend relative to the trunk section without creating a stress fracture in the plate, and at least one arm extending from the second end of the trunk section having at least one through hole and a longitudinal axis that forms a second angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the trunk section, the arm being configured to bend relative to the trunk section without creating a stress fracture in the plate, and the first angle being different from the second angle.

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