Bone plating system

CAFC
  • US 7,128,744 B2
  • Filed: 09/22/2003
  • Issued: 10/31/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/13/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A bone plating system for improving the stability of a bone fracture in a long bone comprising:

  • a bone plate having;

    an upper surface;

    a lower surface;

    a shaft portion having a width and a central longitudinal axis, the shaft portion configured and dimensioned to extend along at least a portion of a diaphysis of the bone and the lower surface of the shaft portion having a plurality of arched cut-outs extending transverse to the longitudinal axis; and

    a head portion that flares outward from the shaft portion so as to have a width that is greater than the width of the shaft portion, the head portion curving upward from the shaft portion and having at least three bone anchor holes, the bone anchor holes being conically tapered from the upper surface to the lower surface, the at least three bone anchor holes having at least a portion that has a thread to engage a thread on a head of a bone anchor,wherein the head portion has only bone anchor holes having the threaded portion, the shaft portion having a plurality of holes having at least a portion that has a thread to contact the thread on the head of a bone anchor.

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