US 9,808,297 B2
Bone fixation system with opposed mounting portions
Oren S. Bernstein, Portland, OR (US); Joel Gillard, Portland, OR (US); Eric Thorsell, Portland, OR (US); Sara Russi, Portland, OR (US); Kyle A. Loucks, Ridgefield, WA (US); and Andrew W. Seykora, Portland, OR (US)
Assigned to Acute Innovations LLC, Hillsboro, OR (US)
Filed by ACUTE Innovations LLC, Hillsboro, OR (US)
Filed on Mar. 12, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/207,058.
Application 14/207,058 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/903,024, filed on Oct. 12, 2010, granted, now 8,679,122.
Application 12/903,024 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/287,955, filed on Nov. 2, 2011, abandoned.
Application 13/287,955 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/633,024, filed on Oct. 1, 2012.
Application 13/633,024 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/752,188, filed on Jan. 28, 2013, granted, now 9,237,910.
Application 13/752,188 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/874,171, filed on Apr. 30, 2013, granted, now 9,241,748.
Application 13/874,171 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/942,459, filed on Jul. 15, 2013, granted, now 9,237,913.
Application 13/942,459 is a continuation of application No. 12/249,252, filed on Oct. 10, 2008, granted, now 8,486,114.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/250,389, filed on Oct. 9, 2009.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/409,415, filed on Nov. 2, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/542,046, filed on Sep. 30, 2011.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/590,955, filed on Jan. 26, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/640,486, filed on Apr. 30, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/641,703, filed on May 2, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0194878 A1, Jul. 10, 2014
Int. Cl. A61B 17/064 (2006.01); A61B 17/80 (2006.01); A61B 17/86 (2006.01); A61B 17/88 (2006.01); A61B 17/17 (2006.01); A61B 90/92 (2016.01); A61B 17/82 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 17/80 (2013.01) [A61B 17/1728 (2013.01); A61B 17/808 (2013.01); A61B 17/8057 (2013.01); A61B 17/8076 (2013.01); A61B 17/863 (2013.01); A61B 17/8863 (2013.01); A61B 90/92 (2016.02); A61B 17/0643 (2013.01); A61B 17/1792 (2016.11); A61B 17/8085 (2013.01); A61B 17/82 (2013.01); A61B 17/8869 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0645 (2013.01); A61B 2090/034 (2016.02); A61B 2090/061 (2016.02)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for bone fixation, comprising:
a clip member including a first mounting portion and a second mounting portion facing each other and interconnected by a collapsible portion, the clip member being configured to be placed onto a bone such that the bone extends through the clip member;
wherein the clip member is configured to deform plastically at the collapsible portion when the mounting portions are urged toward each other,
wherein the collapsible portion includes a connecting member that extends from the first mounting portion to the second mounting portion,
wherein the connecting member has an inner surface region to face the bone and an outer surface region opposite the inner surface region,
wherein the connecting member also has a pair of lateral wall regions opposite one another and each extending from the inner surface region to the outer surface region, and
wherein the connecting member has a greater average width across the connecting member between the inner and outer surface regions than between the pair of lateral walls regions; and
wherein the clip member is a first clip member, further comprising a fixation device including the first clip member, a spanning portion, and a second clip member, and wherein the spanning portion is configured to extend along the bone from the first clip member to the second clip member after each clip member is secured to the bone.