Elongated stabilization member and bone anchor useful in bone and especially spinal repair processes
The elongated stabilization member comprises a composite rod (R) having a uniform cross-section essentially throughout its length. The rod (R) has at least first and second segments (A, B, C) each of which has a different modulus of elasticity. Preferably the rod (R) is comprised of plastic with carbon fibers disposed therein and said first and second segments (A, B, C) have different orientation densities of fibers or lengths to provide said different moduli of elasticity.
Applicant: COLIGNE AG (CH)
Inventor: LANGE ROBERT (FR); BIHL ANDREAS (CH); OLSON STEVE (US); LUENSMANN DAVID (US)
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