Overview of Technology
A device for the stabilization, alignment, and compression of atlanto-axial vertebral luxations using very small instrumentation.
Description of Technology
Researchers at Mississippi State University have developed a technology that is used as a surgical implant to repair the dislocation of vertebrae in animals. The anchors are placed into the vertebral bone and connected through the anchor holes using pins, wire, or cable, to securely fix the vertebrae into a normal position.
Background on Technology
Most Atlanto-axial vertebral luxations occur in very small pet animals. To date there is no one strandard method of fixation and the combination of wires, screws, and pins, is quite variable in the hands of the various veterinary neurosurgeons. To date, there are no 2.0 mm bone anchors — all others are much larger. This device offers a method of stabilization, alignment, and compression using very small instrumentation with substantial stability.
This technology extends surgical bone anchor options for small animals.
This technology uses a 2.0mm double fenestrated bone anchor which is a surgical implant used to repair dislocation of small vertebrae animals. Mississippi State University seeks biomedical device manufacturers involved in veterinary neurosurgery.
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