US 9,808,293 B2
Orthopedic clamp and extension rod
Andrew Iott, Newtown Square, PA (US); Adam Friedrich, Cinnaminson, NJ (US); Douglas Cahill, Lititz, PA (US); Brad Juchno, Yardley, PA (US); and Mark Salzberger, Sinking Spring, PA (US)
Assigned to GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC., Audubon, PA (US)
Filed by Globus Medical, Inc., Audubon, PA (US)
Filed on Dec. 22, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/977,682.
Application 14/977,682 is a continuation of application No. 14/508,178, filed on Oct. 7, 2014, granted, now 9,283,003.
Application 14/508,178 is a continuation of application No. 12/416,175, filed on Apr. 1, 2009, granted, now 8,882,803, issued on Nov. 11, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0106469 A1, Apr. 21, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/70 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/705 (2013.01) [A61B 17/7002 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for extending a pre-existing spinal implant, the system comprising:
an existing elongated rod connected to a bone anchor,
an extension clamp including a monolithic yoke having a first end and a second end, the yoke comprising first and second rod engaging portions and a channel between the first and second rod engaging portions, the second end being spaced apart from the first end, and an extension rod extending from the second end of the yoke,
wherein the yoke receives the bone anchor such that the bone anchor is positioned in the channel between the first and second rod engaging portions,
wherein the extension clamp is connected to the existing elongated rod by engaging the first and second rod engaging portions of the yoke with the existing elongated rod and securing first and second set screws extending through the first and second rod engaging portions, respectively, to the existing elongated rod.