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Rod Pusher and Positioner Disclosure Number: IPCOM000169869D
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 59K

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The following disclosure describes a rod pushing and positioning device.

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Rod Pusher & Positioner

Technical problem

Rod and implant pushing and positioning devices are generally separate instruments. The surgeon has to alternate between the instruments to obtain their separate functions.


The proposed design incorporates the dual functions of a rod pushing device and an implant positioning device. This design gives the surgeon a greater level of convenience and saves time during surgery. The dual use instrument also reduces kit inventory and manufacturing costs.

Variations to the solution

Interface can be altered to work with either square or circular rod. Interface can be altered to work with different implant designs.

Images show design being used to push rod and to adjust implant

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