US 10,376,373 B2
Vertebral implants and methods for installation thereof
George Howard, Green Lane, PA (US); James Himmelberger, Souderton, PA (US); Jason Gray, East Greenville, PA (US); Colm McLaughlin, Glenside, PA (US); Noah Hansell, King of Prussia, PA (US); and Mark Weiman, Coatesville, PA (US)
Assigned to Globus Medical, Inc., Audubon, PA (US)
Filed by GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC., Audubon, PA (US)
Filed on Oct. 13, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/881,507.
Application 14/881,507 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/580,273, filed on Dec. 23, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0175106 A1, Jun. 23, 2016
Int. Cl. A61F 2/44 (2006.01); A61F 2/46 (2006.01); A61B 17/80 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/442 (2013.01) [A61F 2/44 (2013.01); A61F 2/4425 (2013.01); A61F 2/4465 (2013.01); A61F 2/4611 (2013.01); A61F 2/4684 (2013.01); A61B 17/8095 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3008 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30228 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30235 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30383 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30405 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30433 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30467 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30497 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30515 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30517 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30523 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30538 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30556 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30565 (2013.01); A61F 2002/443 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4415 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0041 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An expandable vertebral implant assembly comprising:
an inner member;
an outer member;
a gear member, wherein rotation of the gear member causes relative movement between the inner member and the outer member; and
a polyaxial endplate assembly attached to at least one of the inner member and the outer member
wherein the polyaxial endplate assembly comprises an endplate, a securing element, and a clamping nut,
wherein the securing element extends through the clamping nut towards a central longitudinal axis of the expandable vertebral implant assembly, and
wherein the polyaxial endplate assembly is capable of pivoting along at least two intersecting axes disposed in the same plane which is not parallel to the central longitudinal axis.