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Janice F Lalikos

UMassMed Faculty Page


Title: BONE FIXTURE ASSEMBLY. UMMS09-49; Patent 8,690,927US9,566,098B2.

  • The present invention provides a screw and plate assembly for sternal fixation. This technology provides an improvement over steel wire fixation, the method currently used for sternal fixation. Specifically, this technology decreases unwanted loosening and failure of the fixation system, a problem common in osteoporotic or lower-density bones.


Innovation TopicsMedical DevicesBone fixationSternal fixationCardiovascular disease/CardiologyHeart surgery