Intramedullary rod apparatus and methods of repairing proximal humerus fractures

  • US RE43,482 E1
  • Filed: 04/09/2008
  • Issued: 06/19/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/25/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A bone stabilizing device, comprising:

  • a stem member, extending substantially along a first longitudinal axis, for insertion into a medullary bone cavity, said stem member having a distal end and a proximal end;

    ana substantially cylindrical extension member positioned substantially outside of the medullary bone cavity, extending substantially along a second longitudinal axis, having a distal and a proximal end, said distal end connected to said proximal end of said stem member; and

    means for securing a fractured metaphyseal or epiphyseal bone to said extension member comprising a securing member having a first end affixed into mechanically attached to the extension member and a second end spaced apart from said extension member, and means connected to said second end for pressing on a cortical surface of the bone to urge the bone against said extension member, wherein a third longitudinal axis of the securing member is unaligned with the second longitudinal axis of the extension member.

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