Systems and methods for decompressing a spinal canal

Patent Number: 9387014

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

Exemplary spinal fixation devices, systems, and method are provided for stabilizing vertebrae in a patient's spine. In one exemplary embodiment, methods and devices are provided for coupling one or more bone anchors, such as hooks, screws, etc., and/or one or more spinal fixation elements, such as spinal rods, cables, plates, etc. In certain exemplary embodiments, a cross connector is provided for connecting and stabilizing two bone anchors, a bone anchor and a spinal fixation element, or a bone anchor and bone.


First Name Last Name City State Country
Thomas V. Doherty - - -
Mark T. Hall - - -
Steven C. Ludwig - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 B 17 70
A 61 B 17 16
A 61 B 17 56


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
DePuy Synthes Products, LLC - - - - -