Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair

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8142503

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20070083265A1

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11528726

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Bone implantable devices and methodologies permit careful application of biologically active substances and management of bone growth processes. The device includes a body defining a carrier receiving area for locating adjacent bone. Carrier material is located in the carrier receiving area. Substance is delivered onto carrier material through a port. A pathway delivers substance from the carrier receiving area to the bone surface. The body may be in the form of a spinal fusion cage, facet fusion screw, artificial joint, bone fixation plate, interbody graft, IM nail, hip stem, or other bone-to-bone appliances or bone-to-device appliances. In use, carrier is installed in the carrier receiving area of the device. The device is then implanted adjacent a bone. The substance is applied to the carrier for subsequent delivery to the bone. By doping carrier material after device implantation, inadvertent contact of the substance with non-target bone is more easily eliminated.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DEPUY SPINE, INC.RAYNHAM, MA244

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Malone, David G Jenks, US 7 616

Cited Art Landscape

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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Stoffman, Michael R. (1)
9451986 Percutaneous sacroiliac joint implant and method for surgically inserting and securing the implant into the sacroiliac joint 0 2013
 
MOXIMED, INC. (1)
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
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* 8617246 Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair 2 2010
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COTERA, INC. (5)
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PROVIDENCE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (12)
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
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Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC (2)
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