US Patent Application No: 2006/0264,965

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Bone treatment systems and methods

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Abstract

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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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DFINE, INC.CUPERTINO, CA45

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shadduck, John H Menlo Park, CA 259 14613
Truckai, Csaba Saratoga, CA 232 15004

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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADVANCED BIO SURFACES, INC. (1)
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RESSPOND SPINAL SYSTEMS (1)
8,795,375 Modular nucleus pulposus prosthesis 0 2009
 
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (2)
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GMEDELEWARE 2 LLC (1)
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GMEDELAWARE 2 LLC (3)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
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DFINE, INC. (13)
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* 2006/0089,715 Implants and methods for treating bone 47 2005
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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
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8,409,289 Implants and methods for treating bone 0 2009
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9,216,195 Bone treatment systems and methods 0 2013
 
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8,100,977 Interlocked modular disc nucleus prosthesis 0 2007
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* Cited By Examiner