Variable angle offset spinal connector assembly

  • US 20070161987A1
  • Filed: 12/15/2005
  • Published: 07/12/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for stabilizing a bony segment, comprising:

  • an elongate member positionable along the bony segment;

    an implant engageable to the bony segment in a transverse orientation to the elongate member;

    a connector assembly for connecting the elongate member to the implant, said connector assembly comprising;

    a coupler having a connecting portion defining a receptacle for receiving the elongate member and a pair of arms extending from the connecting portion, said pair of arms each defining an elongated slot aligned with the other for receiving a proximal portion of the implant therethrough in the transverse orientation relative to the elongate member, wherein;

    a distance between said elongate member and said implant can be varied by varying a position of said proximal portion of said implant in said slot; and

    said arms include surfaces facing one another in an angular orientation in a first configuration and said arms are moveable from said first configuration to a second configuration where said facing surfaces are parallel to one another and said connecting portion clampingly secures the elongate member therein.

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