Stabilized Spinal Fixation Hook


Project ID: D2013-70

Invention Description and Novelty: Spinal hook achieves greater reliability for implantation, stabilization and poly-axial head movement, as well as reducing anatomical mismatch with the lamina, transverse process and pedicle before being locked by a rod and fastener.

Value proposition:

·       Hook is shaped to engage multiple anatomic features;

·       Hook-shaped clamp or spring may use a temperature controlling scheme to allow for bone capturing upon implantation;

·       Provides patients with an increased range of motion, as opposed to the use of a spinal screw;

·       Invention will remove the threat of hooks falling off the spinal anatomy prior to rod insertion.

Application: Spinal fixation device for stability and fusion of the human spine.

IP Status: PCT Application Filed PCT/US14/035464

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Anne Izzi
Licensing Associate
The University of Toledo
419 530 6226
Vijay Goel
John D'Onofrio
Nathaniel Dubois
Jared Pack
David Taylor
Anand Agarwal