Bone treatment systems and methods

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8048083
APP PUB NO 20060264965A1
SERIAL NO

11267950

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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, CA56

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shadduck, John H Tiburon, US 268 20157
Truckai, Csaba Saratoga, US 244 20497

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