US 10,376,294 B2
Bi-planar persuader
Christopher Hutchens, Granite Bay, CA (US)
Assigned to DePuy Synthes Products, LLC, Raynham, MA (US)
Filed by DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., Raynham, MA (US)
Filed on Oct. 31, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/338,661.
Application 15/338,661 is a continuation of application No. 13/592,526, filed on Aug. 23, 2012, granted, now 9,480,505.
Prior Publication US 2017/0042590 A1, Feb. 16, 2017
Int. Cl. A61B 17/70 (2006.01); A61B 17/56 (2006.01); A61B 17/68 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/7091 (2013.01) [A61B 17/7085 (2013.01); A61B 17/7086 (2013.01); A61B 2017/567 (2013.01); A61B 2017/681 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A medical device for reducing a rod into a head of a screw comprising:
a holding sleeve, a distal end of the holding sleeve sized and configured to engage the screw,
a securing foot pivotally attached to the distal end of the holding sleeve and movable between a first and second position, the securing foot configured to be engaged to the screw when in the second position and disengaged from the screw when in the first position,
a stem received within a portion of the holding sleeve for driving the securing foot between the first and second position, the stem received within the securing foot to cause a distal end of the securing foot to rotate towards the screw,
a handle assembly comprising a first arm and a second arm pivotally coupled at a screw, a rod hook connected to a distal end of the first arm and a guide connected to a distal end of the second arm,
wherein the distal end of the holding sleeve and the securing foot define a semi-circular shape such that they are sized and configured to engage only a portion of the screw,
wherein a proximal end of the holding sleeve is received within and movable with respect to the guide.