US Patent No: 8,142,503

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Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair

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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, MA267

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Malone, David G Tulsa, OK 10 469

Cited Art Landscape

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PROVIDENCE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (7)
8,828,062 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 0 2012
8,753,377 Vertebral joint implants and delivery tools 0 2012
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COTERA, INC. (2)
8,597,362 Method and apparatus for force redistribution in articular joints 0 2010
8,845,724 Method and apparatus for altering biomechanics of the articular joints 0 2014
 
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8,617,246 Devices and methods for facilitating controlled bone growth or repair 0 2010
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