US 10,376,297 B2
Bone fracture fixation clamp
Sean Powell, West Chester, PA (US); Robert Limouze, West Chester, PA (US); Natasha Weeks, West Chester, PA (US); Rene Haag, West Chester, PA (US); and George J. Haidukewych, Orlando, FL (US)
Assigned to DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., Raynham, MA (US)
Filed by DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., Raynham, MA (US)
Filed on May 16, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/981,560.
Application 15/981,560 is a continuation of application No. 13/468,622, filed on May 10, 2012, granted, now 9,999,456.
Application 13/468,622 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/068,397, filed on May 10, 2011, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2018/0256229 A1, Sep. 13, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 17/82 (2006.01); A61B 17/84 (2006.01); A61B 17/68 (2006.01); A61B 17/80 (2006.01); A61F 2/36 (2006.01); A61B 17/86 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/84 (2013.01) [A61B 17/68 (2013.01); A61B 17/82 (2013.01); A61B 17/80 (2013.01); A61B 17/86 (2013.01); A61B 2017/681 (2013.01); A61F 2/36 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A bone fixation clamp, comprising:
a first arcuate clamp member configured to conform to a shape of a target portion of a bone and extending between a first end having a first connection portion to a first free end, the first connection portion having a first channel extending therethrough;
a second arcuate clamp member configured to conform to a shape of the target portion of the bone and extending between a second end having a second connection portion and a second free end, the second arcuate clamp member having a second channel extending therethrough, the first connection portion being slidably received within the second channel along an attachment axis; and
a first driving member received in the second channel and passing into the first channel so that, as the first driving member is inserted into the first channel, the first arcuate clamp member is drawn toward the second arcuate clamp member along the attachment axis to draw the first and second free ends toward one another to apply a radially compressive force to the bone.