Global Patent Index - EP 0996383 A1

EP 0996383 A1 2000-05-03 - APPARATUS FOR INTERLOCKING TWO CONTIGUOUS, IN PARTICULAR LUMBAR, VERTEBRAE

Title (en)

APPARATUS FOR INTERLOCKING TWO CONTIGUOUS, IN PARTICULAR LUMBAR, VERTEBRAE

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUM VERBINDEN VON ZWEI ANGRENZENDEN INSBESONDERE LENDENWIRBEL

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF POUR SOLIDARISER DEUX VERTEBRES CONTIGUES, NOTAMMENT LOMBAIRES

Publication

EP 0996383 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98922912 A

Priority

  • FR 9800880 W
  • IE S970323 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9848717A1] The disclosed device comprises means for joining two contiguous vertebrae at their respective pedicular and laminar facets. The invention specifically comprises, for each pair of articular facets, a pedicular implant (1) consisting of a screw (2) with a head (3) containing an inset ball-and-socket joint (5) rotating in the horizontal and frontal planes. The device further comprises a translaminar implant (4) which extends from the cord (22) of the vertebra (L4) through the plate; the end (7) of said implant (4) is inserted into the entire length of a threaded bore (11) completely intersecting the rotating ball-and-socket joint (5). The mechanical locking of the two implants thereby ensures that the two articular facets are joined, and are homologous due to the predetermined position of the ball-and-socket joint and the translaminar implant (4). The paired device allows the procedure to be restricted to only the pedicles of the vertebra concerned by the monosegmental immobilization, thereby ensuring rotatory as well as translatory immobilization. In other words, rotation is neutralized by the two translaminar screws, while translation is secured by the pedicular axis.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 17/70; A61F 2/44

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/17 (2006.01); A61B 17/70 (2006.01); A61B 17/88 (2006.01); A61F 2/44 (2006.01); A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/7064 (2013.01); A61B 17/1757 (2013.01); A61B 17/7032 (2013.01); A61B 17/704 (2013.01); A61F 2/4405 (2013.01); A61B 2017/7073 (2013.01); A61F 2/4455 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30507 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30538 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0025 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0006 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9848717A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR LI

EPO simple patent family

WO 9848717 A1 19981105; EP 0996383 A1 20000503; IE S80150 B2 19980603; IE S970323 A2 19980603

INPADOC legal status


2001-04-25 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20001101

2000-05-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991126

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): CH DE FR LI