US Patent Application No: 2006/0264,965

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Bone treatment systems and methods

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Methods and instruments for treating an osteoporotic vertebral body or for treating a vertebral compression fracture. An exemplary method includes introducing an open knit structure together with a bone cement into a bone wherein the knit structure extends substantially throughout the interior of the cement volume. In one aspect of the invention, the bone cement volumes cures with the filament structure reinforcing the cement. In another aspect of the invention, the open knit structure is configured to direct flows of bone cement to apply forces for reducing a vertebral compression fracture. In another aspect of the invention, the system provides bone cement flows that extend through the knit structure thus allowing the cement to fully interdigitate with the cancellous bone.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DFINE, INC.CUPERTINO, CA47

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shadduck, John H Menlo Park, CA 264 16173
Truckai, Csaba Saratoga, CA 236 16612

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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADVANCED BIO SURFACES, INC. (1)
8,100,979 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 3 2009
 
RESSPOND SPINAL SYSTEMS (2)
8,795,375 Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis 1 2009
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GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (4)
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (2)
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GMEDELEWARE 2 LLC (1)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
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DFINE, INC. (14)
7,621,952 Implants and methods for treating bone 5 2005
* 2006/0089,715 Implants and methods for treating bone 48 2005
* 2006/0106,459 Bone treatment systems and methods 68 2005
* 2007/0233,250 SYSTEMS FOR TREATING BONE 12 2007
8,696,679 Bone treatment systems and methods 0 2007
8,556,910 Bone treatment systems and methods 0 2008
8,523,871 Bone treatment systems and methods 0 2008
8,109,933 Bone treatment systems and methods 6 2008
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8,409,289 Implants and methods for treating bone 0 2009
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8,163,031 Composites and methods for treating bone 4 2010
9,216,195 Bone treatment systems and methods 0 2013
 
VERTEBRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (5)
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8,038,718 Multi-composite disc prosthesis 2 2006
8,100,977 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 0 2007
7,914,582 Method and system for mammalian joint resurfacing 37 2007
* Cited By Examiner