Orthopedic compression/distraction device

  • US 9,078,710 B2
  • Filed: 12/12/2012
  • Issued: 07/14/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An orthopedic device comprising:

  • an elongated body having first and second ends;

    a first arm member attached to and extending away from said first end and terminating at an outer end;

    a second arm member extending from said elongated body and having a base portion and an outer end, wherein the base portion is configured and adapted to engage the elongated body and allow the second arm member to be longitudinally movable along said elongated body, said second arm member extending from the elongated body in the same direction as the first arm member; and

    a locking sleeve hingeably connected to the outer end of each of the first and second arm members by a hinge joint, wherein said locking sleeve comprises an elongated shaft having an elongated pin receiving bore extending therethrough and a collet provided at one end of the elongated shaft, said collet comprising a plurality of collet arms provided with screw threads integrally formed on their exterior surfaces, and a collet nut that is threadably engaged to the collet for locking an elongated pin that is received in the elongated pin receiving bore.

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