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Automatic compression-distraction apparatus
ApplicationNo. 311537 filed on 02/16/1989
US Classes:606/54, External fixation means606/56, Ring frame606/57Compression or distraction mechanism
ExaminersPrimary: Hafer, Robert A.
Assistant: Brown, Michael A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61F 005/00
AbstractTensioning clamps for bone positioning wires of external fixation devices used in orthopedic surgery having clamping structure associated with tensioning guide device for being moved reciprocally therewith for clamping said bone positioning wire for movement with the tensioning guide device, and a clamp and tension indicator including annular washer springs in a cavity between compression surfaces, the distance between which is indicative of the amount of compression, is disclosed.