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(12) INTERNATIONA 



PIJCATION PUm JSHEO UNDER THE PA' 



OOFERATION TREATY (PCT) 



(19) World InUinSKil Properly 
Organization 
IniemaiionaJ Biirenu 

(43) Inlernaiional Publication Dale 
21 May 2004 (21.05.2004) 




. (10) Inlernaiional Publication Number 

PCX wo 2004/041099 Al 



<51) Inlernalioniii Patent ChissiJjciJljon^: 
B25B 7/16 



A61B 17/28. 



(21.) International Applicalion Number: 

I>C.T/CH20()3/0()()7IR 

(22) Inlernaiional Filing Dale: 

3 November 2003 (03. 1 i .2003 ) 



(25) Filing Language: 

(26) Publication Language: 
(30) Priority Data: 



English 
English 



02405938.8 



4 November 2002 (04. 1 1 .2002) EP 



(71) Applicant (for all designated States except US)i 
STRVKER TRAUMA SA (CH/CH]; Bohnackerweg 
l.CH-2545 Selzach(CH). 

(72) Inventors; and 

(75) Inventors/AppUcanIs (for US oniy): KEBEL, Roland 
[CH/CH]; Bohnackerweg 1, CH-2545 Selzach (CH). 
RUSCH, Christoph [CH/CH]; Rue Cenirale 115, 



CH-2503 Biel (CH). BRONIMANN, Urs |CII/CH|; Rue 
Cenirale 1 1 5, CH-2503 Bicl (CH ). 

(74) Agent: LIEBE lANZ, Michael: Isler & Petlrazzini AG, 
Goiihardsirasse 53, Po.sifach 6940, CH-8023 Zurich <CH). 

(81 ) Designated Stales (natiouaiy. AE, AG, AL. AM, AT (util- 
ity model). AT. AU. AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, 
CA. CH, CTM, CO, CR. Cll, CZ (uiiliiy model), C^, DE 
(uiiliiy model), DR DK (uiilily model), DK, DM, DZ, EC, 
EE (uiilily model), EE, EG. ES, FI (uiiliiy model), Fl. GB, 
GD, GE, GH, GM. HR, mj, TD, IL, IN. IS. .IP, KE, KG, 
KP. KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG. 
MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL. 
FT, RO, RU, SC, SD. SE. SG, SK (uiilily model), SK, SL. 
SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC. VN. 
YU, ZA, ZM. ZW. 

(84) Designated States (regiouaiy, ARIPO patent (BW, GH. 
GM. KE, LS. MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW), 
Eurasian paienl (AM. AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD. RU, TJ, TM). 
European patent (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE. DK, EE, 
ES, H, FR, GB. GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, IML, PT. RO, SE, 
SI, SK, TR), OAPl paieni (BP, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, 
GN. GQ, GW. ML, MR. NE, SN, TD, TG). 

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(54) Title: ORTHOPAEDIC RATCHETING FORCEPS 



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(57) Abstract: An orthopaedic ratcheting forceps, especially for Hxaiion of fractures, comprises two handles (2, 12), wherein a firsi 
catching element (5) is mounted pivotally with one handle (2 or 12) and wherein a complementary catching element (25) is mounted 
on the other handle ( 12 or 2). The forceps can assume only two stable settings which can be switched with a single hand, one closed 
setting within which the jaws (4) of the forceps can only be further closed and an open setting within which the handles (2, 12) of the 
forceps are freely movable, so that the forceps can be opened as well as closed. In one handle (12) a leaf spring (28) is provided and 
biased between two mounting points (27; 13) which spring (28) is mounted between abutting side walls (14, 24) within said handle 
(12). Furthermore a lever end (25) connected with one of the catching elements (26) engages the spring (28) and through moveiheni 
of the activation element (32) the lever end (25) and/or the spring (28) is swiichable between the closed setting and the open selling. 



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Dccliirulion under KuJc 4.17: 

— as JO the applicaui 's ^ut iilemeut w claim the priority of the 
• earlier application (Rule 4, / 7{ Hi )) for all Jesig fiat ions 

Fiiblished: 

— with interjiational search report 



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