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Pressurized cement placement

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606 - Surgery

606001000 - INSTRUMENTS

606053000 - Orthopedic instrumentation

606086000 - Means for use in bone reperation

606092000 - Device for the application of bone cement

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20100152744Cement Applicator - Process and device for shaping a moldable compound applied to a bone, in particular to a femur head, which sheathes an understructure for a head part of a prosthesis, in particular for a head part of a femoral implant, whereby that of the moldable compound is covered by a mold cap 06-17-2010
20100076445Surgical Instrumentation and Method for Treatment of a Spinal Structure - Instrumentation and method for treatment of a spinal structure, comprising an elongate member including a deformable distal portion having an initial configuration for placement within the spinal structure and a deformed configuration wherein the distal portion is outwardly deformed to form a cavity in the spinal structure. The elongate member comprises a cannula member and an actuator member that is removably positioned within the cannula member and configured to transition the deformable distal portion from the initial configuration toward the deformed configuration. The actuator member is selectively removed from the cannula member to provide a passageway for delivery of a material into the cavity formed in the spinal structure.03-25-2010
20130079786DEVICE FOR THE INJECTION OF BONE CEMENT, COMPRISING AN OVERPRESSURE LOCKING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a device for the injection of a bone cement. The invention comprises a container provided with one end including an outlet and a second end that receives a piston. The piston is moved by means of an injection screw that projects from the container body and engages with gripping means comprising injection screw rotation means that can self-lock depending on the pressure exerted inside the container body, said rotation means comprising a handle which is provided with a passage that receives the injection screw and which is hinged thereto by means of a pair of male/female disks. One disk is known as the drive disk and moves integrally with the rotation movements of the handle, while the other disk is known as the driven disk, said drive disk coming into contact with the driven disk in response to a compressive force exerted on the distal part of the injection screw.03-28-2013
20100094307Multi-use surgical cement dispenser apparatus and kit for same - The present invention is directed to a system and method for percutaneous delivery of bone cement during a surgical procedure. The system of the present invention has a plunger assembly 04-15-2010
20130072941Cement Injector and Cement Injector Connectors, and Bone Cement Injector Assembly - An assembly for injecting bone cement into a vertebral body, comprising a bone cement dispenser, an introducer needle, a cement injection needle attached to the cement dispenser and slidably received in the introducer needle, and a Touhy-Borst adapter that locks and unlocks the cement injection needle from the introducer needle.03-21-2013
20110015641BONE CEMENT INJECTING TOOL - A bone cement injecting tool is configured to be capable of inhibiting or preventing the occurrence of air bubbles in the liquid as a pressure transmitting medium. The bone cement injecting tool is composed of a first cylinder possessing a bore, a second cylinder possessing a bore, a first gasket slidably sealing the bore of the first cylinder, a second gasket slidably sealing the bore of the second cylinder, a tube communicating the first cylinder and the second cylinder, and liquid (e.g., water) filling the space I the tube and the first and second cylinders between the two gaskets. A piston is positioned in the first cylinder, and a pressure-retaining member applies pressure to the forward end of the piston so the piston moves the first gasket toward the forward end, thereby delivering the water to the second cylinder through the tube. During storage, the pressure-retaining member pushes the piston toward the fore-end, and this pushing force produces the pressure of the water.01-20-2011
20090270872REMOTELY-ACTIVATED VERTEBROPLASTY INJECTION DEVICE - A remotely-activated injection device for use in vertebroplasty is provided to inject a flourescent probe material into a patient. The injection device includes a pump defining an injection chamber having an exit opening; an actuator; and a cable having a first end coupled to the actuator, and a second end remotely engaging the pump. The actuator remotely controls the pump by responsive movement of the cable to thereby cause injection of a flourescent probe material from the injection chamber of the pump through the exit opening to the patient.10-29-2009
20120226285INSTRUMENTATION KIT FOR DELIVERING VISCOUS BONE FILLER MATERIAL - A bone filler delivery system comprises a longitudinal channel incorporates a perforated segment at least partially along, at or near its distal end. The channel can be sealed at its distal end so the filler material may be delivered only by the lumen and through the perforated segment. Optionally, said system comprises a permeable bag capable of being inserted into a bone while in collapsed configuration and then expanded when filled with bone voids filler. The mesh structure is designed to allow such permeable bag to expand to a predetermined size or shape under certain pressures and allows exudation of bone void filler through its walls. Extracting the permeable bag out of a treated body promotes flow of bone void filler through its pores into cancellous bone and/or cavity in the bone. The procedure promotes height restoration of the bone and introduces filler in a controlled manner.09-06-2012
20130066327HYDRAULIC CEMENT COMPOSITIONS WITH LOW PH METHODS, ARTICLES AND KITS - A non-aqueous hydraulic cement composition comprises a non-aqueous mixture of (a) β-tricalcium phosphate powder, (b) monocalcium phosphate comprising monocalcium phosphate anhydrous (MCPA), monocalcium phosphate monohydrate (MCPM), or a combination thereof, and (c) non-aqueous water-miscible liquid, wherein a 0.1 g/ml saturated aqueous solution of the monocalcium phosphate has a pH less than 3.0. Methods of producing a hardened cement, hardened cements, kits, and articles of manufacture employ such compositions.03-14-2013
20120116409Localized Cartilage Defect Therapy - An isolation device for repairing a cartilage defect including a syringe and a barrier device. The barrier device is connected to the syringe. The barrier device is sized to surround and contain the cartilage defect, and is configured to provide a seal around the cartilage defect for application of a positive pressure and a negative pressure from the device. The device is configured to provide a localized therapy to the cartilage defect.05-10-2012
20130165942Length-Adjustable Vertebral Body Balloon - A length-adjustable vertebral body balloon catheter in which the location of the balloon can now be manipulated once an access cannula has been placed in the vertebral body. The device includes a collet such as a Touhy-Borst valve that allows the clinician06-27-2013
20130123790BONE CEMENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - A bone cement delivery unit having a rigid support structure with a first portion configured to engage and retain a bone cement reservoir against its casing, a second portion supporting a transmission system and a third portion supporting and guiding a slidable push rod along the injection direction. The delivery system may include a control unit sliding the push rod opposite to the injection direction before stopping the push rod if the quantity of the bone cement pushed out of the reservoir has reached at least a predetermined minimum value, such as to eliminate residual flow. Also, the delivery system may include an adaptor including members electrically connected to the control unit, with the cement reservoir including a sensor for monitoring curing of the bone cement in electrical contact with the members of the adaptor.05-16-2013
20110028980HIGH PRESSURE SURGICAL SYSTEM - An instrument for performing a medical procedure includes a drive shafts a holding clutch, a drive clutch, and an actuator. The holding clutch only allows advancement of the drive shaft, while the drive clutch transfers an advancement force from the actuator to the drive shaft. The dual clutch system allows a lever to be used as the actuator so that a user can generate large actuation forces manually (and optionally remotely) without significant physical effort. This capability can beneficially improve the usability and effectiveness of percutaneous surgical systems, such as those for vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.02-03-2011
20120191102MEDICINE INJECTION DEVICE AND METHOD - A medicine injection device includes a medicine ejection unit having a fluid flow-in port for receiving liquid, and a pressure generation unit which includes a pressure generating chamber to generate pressure acting upon a working chamber of the medicine ejection unit through the liquid and which ejects medicine by moving a gasket based on the applied pressure. The pressure generation unit includes a pressure portion cylinder in the pressure generating chamber, a first pusher provided with a hollow gasket defining the inner volume of the pressure generating chamber and a second pusher which generates the pressure inside the pressure generating chamber by pressing a distal end head portion into the inside of the pressure generating chamber. The pressure portion cylinder and the first pusher are coupled through an engagement mechanism in which fixation and fixation release are possible at different pitches in the axial direction.07-26-2012
20130023887Telescoping Plunger Assembly - A bone filler mixing and delivery device includes a mixing section adapted to mix components to form bone filler. A syringe barrel is coupled to the mixing section and has an opening through which the bone filler can be dispensed. A controllable portal can be manipulated to open a flow path between the mixing section and the syringe barrel. A plunger assembly is adapted to extend telescopically in an axial direction through the syringe barrel to dispense the bone filler through the opening.01-24-2013
20120289968Apparatus for Delivery of Reinforcing Materials to Bone - An apparatus and methods for delivery of reinforcing materials to a weakened or fractured bone is disclosed. An apparatus for delivering a reinforcing mixture to a bone including a tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the tube has at least one inner lumen capable of allowing a bone reinforcing mixture to pass therethrough; a balloon engaging the tube wherein the balloon expands from a substantially deflated state to a substantially inflated state upon the bone reinforcing mixture entering the balloon; and at least one light guide extending through the tube into the balloon to guide a light into the balloon.11-15-2012
20100069913THREADED BONE FILLING MATERIAL PLUNGER - Described herein are devices, systems and method for assuring that connection regions (e.g., threaded regions) of stabilization devices are clear of bone filling materials such as bone cements. A stabilization device may be referred to as a bone stabilization device or an anchor, and may be a self-expanding device configured for insertion into bone. One exemplary clearing device is configured as a plunger-type device for clearing the connector region by scraping and/or rubbing the surface of the connector region. A clearing device may include a handle, a rod and a connector end that is configured to mate with the connector of a stabilization device. The connector end may include one or more scraping surfaces (e.g., edges) and may include a vacuum port for removing material such as scraped bone cement.03-18-2010
20110202063APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY OF VISCOUS MATERIAL DURING SURGERY - Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to devices, systems and methods for delivering viscous materials into a body, and more particularly, to devices, systems and methods for delivering bone fill material, biomaterials, and/or other flowable compounds into vertebrae, during, for example, a vertebroplasty procedure.08-18-2011
20080269761BONE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - The present invention relates in certain embodiments to systems and methods for treating bone, such as vertebral compression fractures. In one embodiment, a method includes controllably applying energy from an energy source to a bone cement volume outside of a patient's body to selectively accelerate the polymerization rate of the bone fill material volume prior to introduction of the bone fill material into a bone. The method further includes sequentially introducing a plurality of cement carrying structures with said accelerated polymerization rate bone cement volume into the bone. A system for use in said method includes at least one elongated cement-carrying structure sized to carry a bone cement volume therein and an energy source operatively coupleable to the cement-carrying structure. The energy source applies energy to the bone cement volume to selectively accelerate a polymerization rate thereof. An elongated injector is insertable into the bone and has a passageway that removably receives the elongated cement-carrying structure to allow delivery of the accelerated polymerization rate bone cement into the bone.10-30-2008
20110264099MULTI-DIRECTIONAL CEMENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - An instrument for performing a medical procedure includes a nozzle sized to fit through a cannula, and a plunger sized to be advanced through the nozzle and urge material through a distal tip of the nozzle. The plunger includes an interior lumen and a distal tip having a side port, such that after material delivery from the nozzle, the distal tip of the plunger can be extended beyond the distal tip of the nozzle, and additional material delivery can be performed via the side port of the plunger. This dual action material delivery capability can beneficially enhance material placement at the target location, and can also enable delivery of different materials to the target location without having to exchange delivery tools.10-27-2011
20110202065BONE CEMENT INJECTION NEEDLE - A bone cement injection needle comprises: a hollow outer needle; an outer needle hub affixed to the base end part of the outer needle; an inner needle that can be slidably inserted into the hollow part of the outer needle; and an inner needle hub affixed to the base end part of the inner needle. The outer needle comprises a first side hole located near the tip; a second side hole located near the base end part; and a depressurization passage which connects the first side hole and the second side hole.08-18-2011
20090281549BONE CEMENT MIXING AND DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE - In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a device for mixing and dispensing a bone cement mixture is provided. The device comprises a housing having a chamber configured to contain a first and second bone cement. A plunger including a plunger rod having a piston at a first end and a plunger handle at a second end is configured to actuate within the chamber. A mixing element is disposed adjacent the piston and is configured to rotate within the chamber to mix the first and second bone cement components to form the bone cement mixture. The plunger is configured to rotate the mixing element to mix the bone cement mixture. The plunger is also configured to advance through the chamber. As the plunger is advanced through the chamber, the piston is configured to receive the mixing element and dispense the bone cement mixture from the device.11-12-2009
20090287218IMPLANT AND IMPLANTATION SYSTEM - An implant includes a tool receiver for coupling to an implantation tool and also a connecting device for connecting the implant to an injection cannula for the purposes of injecting a bone bonding material in such a manner that the handling and production thereof are simplified. The connecting device may include an internally threaded section which is formed in or on the tool receiver. An implantation system includes at least one injection cannula and at least one implant.11-19-2009
20090292290BONE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems, bone cements and methods for treating vertebral compression fractures can utilize a bone cement comprising of a mixable liquid monomer component and a non-liquid component including polymer particles, wherein the non-liquid component is configured for controlled exposure to the liquid monomer over a setting interval of the bone cement. In a method of use, liquid and non-liquid components are mixed, and the bone cement is injected into bone wherein a lengthened setting interval is provided in which the mixture is configured for a flowability that prevents unwanted extravasation.11-26-2009
20100280520BONE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - The present invention relates in certain embodiments to medical devices for treating vertebral compression fractures. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to instruments and methods for controllably restoring vertebral body height by controlling the flow of bone cement into the interior of a vertebra and the application of forces causes by the cement flow. An exemplary system utilizes Rf energy in combination a conductive bone cement for selectively polymerizing the inflow plume to increase the viscosity of the cement. In one aspect of the invention, the system utilizes a controller to control bone cement flow parameters to either, allow or disallow cement interdigitation into cancellous bone. A method of the invention includes pulsing the flows of bone cement wherein high acceleration of the flow pulses can apply expansion forces across the surface of the cement plume to reduce a vertebral fracture.11-04-2010
20080228192Cannula - A bone cement cannula, the cannula comprising: a tube including a section adapted for plastic deformation; and a lumen in the tube capable of resisting forces of a viscous material propelled therethough at a pressure of at least 100 atmospheres.09-18-2008
20090264892Methods, Materials and Apparatus for Treating Bone or Other Tissue - A method of treating a vertebra, comprising: 10-22-2009
20080269760Apparatus, kits, and methods for creating cavities in cancellous bone using an elongated loop structure or bristles - Systems and method create a cavity in cancellous bone by use of a system or kit that includes a cannula having an axis that establishes a percutaneous path leading into bone and a shaft having a distal end portion carrying an elongated loop structure or bristles capable of extension from the shaft to create a cavity forming structure. The shaft is movable relative to the axis of the cannula to move the cavity forming structure when extended within cancellous bone to form a cavity in the cancellous bone. A tool is sized for passage through the cannula. The tool is capable of dispensing a filling material into the cavity.10-30-2008
20080269759Systems and methods for treating bone using expandable bodies - An expandable device is introduced into a cancellous bone volume of a vertebral body through a percutaneous access path. The vertebral body has at least one cortical plate that is depressed due to fracture. The expandable device is expanded while disposed within the cancellous bone volume. An expansion barrier placed in association with the expandable device directs expansion of the expandable device in a desired direction to move the fractured cortical plate toward a desired anatomic position.10-30-2008
20090125031METHOD AND BONE CEMENT SUBSTITUTE KIT FOR STABILIZING A COLLAPSED VERTEBRA OF A PATIENT - In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a method for stabilizing a collapsed vertebra of a patient is provided. The method comprises introducing a supercooled liquid into the collapsed vertebra. A solid structure that supports the collapsed vertebra is then form by solidifying the supercooled liquid.05-14-2009
20090299374INFLATABLE MEDICAL DEVICES - Inflatable medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The inflatable medical devices can be medical balloons. The balloons can be configured to have a through-lumen or no through-lumen and a wide variety of geometries. The device can have a high-strength, non-compliant, fiber-reinforced, multi-layered wall. The inflatable medical device can be used for angioplasty, kyphoplasty, percutaneous aortic valve replacement, or other procedures described herein.12-03-2009
20110208203PRESSURE SENSING VERTEBROPLASTY EXTENSION TUBE - Disclosed in certain embodiments is a pressure sensing tube for transporting a material under pressure through a lumen and a pressure sensitive material associated with the tube and operable to change in appearance in response to a physical change in the tube caused by pressure within the lumen.08-25-2011
20110224675MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENT OF VERTEBRA (MITV) USING A CALCIUM PHOSPHATE COMBINATION BONE CEMENT - Featured are a biocompatible, injectable, self-setting, cohesive, bone-bonding and remodeling calcium phosphate composite material and its use in methods of repairing defective bone, e.g., in vertebroplasty augmentation and kyphoplasty.09-15-2011
20100262151SURGICAL DEVICE FOR INJECTING CEMENT IN A BONE CAVITY - A surgical device and method for injecting cement in a bone cavity includes an elongated, hollow body to be inserted partially into the cavity. The body has an inner lumen with a distal opening to expel cement therefrom. An entry plug for the cement is connected to a cement pressurized supply. The entry plug is in fluid communication with the lumen to deliver cement through the entry plug, wherein the entry plug is movably mounted on the hollow body.10-14-2010
20100262152MEDICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE - A medical system and method can used to treat a bone. The system and method can include the preparation of bone cement to be used in the treatment. A non-liquid component and a liquid component can be combined to form a bone cement. A vacuum system can be used to saturate the non-liquid component with the liquid component. The bone cement and/or components can be heated and/or cooled.10-14-2010
20100082036SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING FRACTURED OR DISEASED BONE USING EXPANDABLE BODIES - Systems and methods treat fractured or diseased bone by deploying more than a single therapeutic tool into the bone. In one arrangement, the systems and methods deploy an expandable body in association with a bone cement nozzle into the bone, such that both occupy the bone interior at the same time. In another arrangement, the systems and methods deploy multiple expandable bodies, which occupy the bone interior volume simultaneously. Expansion of the bodies form cavity or cavities in cancellous bone in the interior bone volume.04-01-2010
20130138114CALCIUM-BASED BONE CEMENT FORMULA WITH ENHANCED NON-DISPERSIVE ABILITY - A calcium-based bone cement formula having a powder component and a setting liquid component with a liquid to powder ratio of 0.20 ml/g to 0.50 ml/g is provided, wherein the powder component includes tetracalcium phosphate. The bone cement formula further contains, based on the total weight of the bone cement formula, 0.01-1% of poly(acrylic acid) having a repeating unit of —(CH05-30-2013
20130144300APPLICATOR KIT - An applicator and applicator kit for particulate bone replacement materials, autologous or heterologous cancellous bone, demineralised bone matrix. The applicator (06-06-2013
20100331850APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY OF REINFORCING MATERIALS TO BONE - An apparatus and methods for delivery of reinforcing materials to a weakened or fractured bone is disclosed. An apparatus for delivering a reinforcing mixture to a bone including a tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the tube has at least one inner lumen capable of allowing a bone reinforcing mixture to pass therethrough; a balloon engaging the tube wherein the balloon expands from a substantially deflated state to a substantially inflated state upon the bone reinforcing mixture entering the balloon; and at least one light guide extending through the tube into the balloon to guide a light into the balloon.12-30-2010
20110009871APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR REINFORCING BONE - Apparatuses and methods for reinforcing weakened or fractured bone are disclosed. An apparatus for delivering a bone reinforcing mixture to a bone includes a tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, wherein the tube has at least one inner lumen capable of allowing a bone reinforcing mixture to pass through, and a bone fitting portion having an opening for accepting the tube, an insertion portion for insertion into the bone, and at least one relief valve.01-13-2011
20110054482COMPOSITES AND METHODS FOR TREATING BONE - A system and method for treating bone abnormalities including vertebral compression fractures and the like. In one vertebroplasty method, a fill material is injected under high pressures into cancellous bone wherein the fill material includes a flowable bone cement component and an elastomeric polymer component that is carried therein. The elastomer component can further carry microscale or mesoscale reticulated elements. Under suitable injection pressures, the elastomeric component ultimately migrates within the flowable material to alter the apparent viscosity across the plume of fill material to accomplish multiple functions. For example, the differential in apparent viscosity across the fill material creates a broad load-distributing layer within cancellous bone for applying retraction forces to cortical bone endplates. The differential in apparent viscosity also transitions into a flow impermeable layer at the interface of cancellous bone and the flowable material to prevent extravasasion of the flowable bone cement component.03-03-2011
20110054481Delivery Containers and System - A containment system for delivery of prepackaged substances to locations within a living individual that can be used in combination with existing cannulae used for this purpose is provided. The substance delivery containers are formed from a containment module; and a substance to be delivered into a specific location of a living individual disposed within the containment module. Prior to use, the containment module maintains a seal around the substance to prevent leakage and to isolate the substance from the surrounding environment. The containment module is formed from a material that is flexible and compressible and has structure and shape sufficient to define a distal end and a proximal end. The proximal end includes a shaped receiver for interacting with a tamp or similar pushing device for driving the containment module and/or the substance contained therein through a cannula to the desired location within the living individual.03-03-2011
20110087231Devices and Injectable or Implantable Compositions for Intervertebral Fusion - A device for injecting materials for intervertebral fusions, kits containing the device, injectable and implantable modified poly(methyl methacrylate) (mPMMA) materials, and methods of use thereof, particularly in interverterbral fusions or intravertebral structural fortification, are described herein. The device contains an outer canula (04-14-2011
20110087232SEALING HOLES IN BONY CRANIAL ANATOMY USING CUSTOM FABRICATED INSERTS - An apparatus and method to implant a seal in a skull base defect. The seal is implanted using apparatus with deployable elements which pass up the nasal cavity into the area of the sphenoid sinus where they deploy and expand into useful conformations. A disk is inserted through the skull base defect into an interior side of the skull at the base defect, with a stalk extending through the skull base defect. The stalk is held outward from the skull base defect, holding the disk against the interior side of the skull while a conical mold is filled with bone cement. Once the cement has cured, the apparatus is removed, leaving the insert in the skull with the stalk surrounded by a cone of bone cement, creating a water tight seal in said skull base defect.04-14-2011
20110251620PERFORATED BALLOON AND METHOD FOR FORMING A HARDENED ORTHOPAEDIC PASTE IN A BONE USING SAME - The present invention discloses a technique for forming a hardened orthopaedic paste in a bone cavity, which involves a forced-feeding balloon rupture mechanism. This mechanism includes continuously or intermittently injecting a liquid or gas into a perforated balloon containing a hardened orthopaedic paste therein in a bone cavity until the perforated balloon is dilated to exceed a critical size, and thus ruptures.10-13-2011
20110098714PEDICLE SCREW AND DEVICE FOR INJECTING BONE CEMENT INTO BONE - Disclosed is a pedicle screw used in spinal fusion surgery and a device for injecting bone cement into a spine having low bone mineral density by using a pedicle screw so as to enhance strength of the spine. The pedicle screw includes a screw rod fixedly inserted into a bone, a head section provided at an upper portion of the screw rod and formed at an inner portion thereof with a U-shaped recess and a screw part, and a coupling section coupled with the screw part of the head section. The coupling section is coupled with a rod support section including a bolt having a screw structure provided at an upper portion of the rod support section, a reverse U-shaped recess formed at a lower portion of the rod support section, and a pair of protrusions provided at lateral portions of the rod support section. The screw part of the head section is formed with a pair of guide slots. The screw rod is formed at an inner portion thereof with a hollow section, injection holes communicated with the hollow section are formed in the screw rod, and a feeding hole is formed in the U-shaped recess for feeding bone cement. The bone cement injection device has a cannula including an elongated body, a pedicle screw coupling member provided at one end of the elongated body so as to be fixed to the pedicle screw, and a handle provided at the other end of the elongated body and having an injector coupling member which is coupled to an inlet of an injector, and an impactor including an elongated cylindrical pressure rod inserted into the elongated body of the cannula and having a length longer than a length of the elongated body of the cannula, and a handle attached to one end of the elongated cylindrical pressing rod.04-28-2011
20110071536BONE GRAFT DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a device and method for delivery of bone graft material to any portion of a patient which requires bone graft material. The device according to various embodiments delivers bone graft to a bone graft receiving area. The bone graft delivery device is formed such that a hollow tube and plunger selectively and controllably place bone graft material in or adjacent to the bone graft receiving area.03-24-2011
20120303036BONE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - The present invention relates in certain embodiments to medical devices for treating osteoplasty procedures such as vertebral compression fractures. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to instruments and methods for controllably restoring vertebral body height by controlling the geometry of fill material introduced into cancellous bone. A method of treating bone includes injecting a volume of fill material into a bone and selectively modifying a viscosity of the bone filler to control the direction of flow of the fill material within the bone. A system for treating bone using this method includes an introducer for delivering fill material into the bone and an energy source selectively coupleable to the fill material to alter the viscosity of the fill material via an energy emitter.11-29-2012
20110034934DUAL AIR REGULATED SPRAY APPLICATOR - An applicator device for use in surgical procedures is disclosed. The device includes an applicator assembly, an atomizing tip, and a regulator assembly. The applicator assembly has a handle, an applicator intake port and a double-barreled syringe. The double-barreled syringe includes a first cylinder and a second cylinder. The atomizing tip is provided at a distal end of the handle and the atomizing tip is in fluid communication with the double-barreled syringe. The atomizing tip includes a proximal end configured to receive and mix a first and a second composition from the double-barreled syringe. The regulator assembly includes a first regulator, a second regulator and a third regulator. The first regulator is configured for engagement with the first cylinder, the second regulator is configured for engagement with the second cylinder, and the third regulator is configured for engagement with the applicator intake port.02-10-2011
20110178525BIOMATERIALS CONTAINING CALCIUM PHOSPHATE - The invention relates to a biomaterial containing calcium phosphate, in particular hydroxyapatite or a material containing hydroxyapatite, such as biphasic calcium phosphates and calcium phosphate cements, and to the use thereof for the production of an implant or for fitting a prosthesis for the purpose of bone tissue regeneration.07-21-2011
20080243130Device for the delivery of viscous compositions - Devices and kits, and methods of their use, for the delivery of viscous compositions are described.10-02-2008
20110178526CANNULA HAVING ASYMMETRICALLY-SHAPED THREADS - Methods and apparatus for performing a medical procedure which involves penetrating a bone structure are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for performing a surgical procedure includes introducing an assembly that includes a threaded cannula and a stylet into a bone structure. The threads have a shape that allows the cannula tip to be pushed into the bone body yet prevent the tip from being pulled out of the bone body. In one embodiment, the threads have a buttress shape. The method may also include applying a rotational motion, as for example a torque, to the threaded cannula to adjust the depth of insertion with respect to the implantation site when it is determined that the depth of insertion is to be adjusted.07-21-2011
20110112543BONE CEMENT MIXING AND DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Bone cement mixing and delivery device and methods are disclosed. The device includes a first tube/barrel (e.g., a syringe barrel) containing a bone cement powder and a second tube/barrel that can be filled with or that contains a liquid; the first and second tubes/barrels can be fluidly connected end-to-end such that there is fluid communication between the tubes/barrels. Also disclosed are methods of preparing the device for use, methods for forming a bone cement using the device, and methods and device design to extend the shelf life of the device.05-12-2011
20110046630METHOD AND KIT FOR INTRA OSSEOUS NAVIGATION AND AUGMENTATION OF BONE - A method and kit for navigation and augmentation of bone is provided. In an embodiment, the method comprises creating a passageway in an end of a long bone and inserting a cannula or the like into the passageway. The cannula, or other instrument inserted through the cannula, can be used to break trabecula within the long bone. The cannula can also be used to inject a bone cement into the long bone. Where a biologically active bone cement is used, the method can also comprise adminstering a medication, such as PTH, to stimulate integration of the bone cement with the long bone.02-24-2011
20110137319Systems and Methods for Reducing Fractured Bone Using a Fracture Reduction Cannula With a Side Discharge Port - An elongated shaft is sized and configured to establish an access path to bone having an interior volume occupied, at least in part, by cancellous bone. The elongated shaft includes a generally closed distal end portion and a side opening spaced from the closed distal end. A first tool is sized and configured to be selectively inserted into the shaft and selectively removed from the shaft. The tool includes a region that, when the first tool is inserted into the shaft, is capable of being aligned with and advanced through the side opening to project outside the side opening and contact cancellous bone. A second tool is sized and configured, upon removal of the first tool from the shaft, to introduce into the shaft a bone filling material for discharge through the side opening into the cancellous bone contacted by the first tool.06-09-2011
20090171362DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MIXING AND DISPENSING A BONE CEMENT MIXTURE - In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a device for mixing and dispensing a bone cement mixture is provided. The device comprises a first chamber and a second chamber. The first chamber is for containing a first bone cement component. The second chamber is for containing a second bone cement component. A valve is in fluid communication with the first and second chambers. A first and a second plunger are respectively within the first and second chambers and are configured to actuate within their respective chambers. When the valve is in a first position actuating the first plunger advances the first bone cement component into the second chamber to form the bone cement mixture.07-02-2009
20110202064Methods and Apparatus For Treating Vertebral Fractures - Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include a containment assembly for cement containment and/or a balloon assembly for maintaining vertebral height. Methods for treating a bone comprising: creating a cavity in the bone; inserting a containment jacket into the cavity; inserting a balloon into the containment jacket; inflating the balloon; and introducing a filler material into the containment jacket with isolation of the balloon from the filler material.08-18-2011
20100023017INSTRUMENTATION KIT FOR DELIVERING VISCOUS BONE FILLER MATERIAL - A bone filler material delivery system comprising a longitudinal channel, wherein said channel incorporates a perforated segment at least partially along, at or substantially near its distal end, and wherein said channel is sealed at its distal end so the filler material may be delivered only by the lumen and through the perforated segment peripheral wall/s. Optionally, said system comprising an expandable-collapsible permeable bag capable of being inserted into a bone while in collapsed configuration and then to expand within the bone when filled with bone voids filler. The mesh structure is designed to allow such permeable bag to expand to a predetermined size or shape under certain pressures, and further allows exudation of said bone void filler through its walls. One satisfactory result is achieved by extracting the permeable bag out of treated body, thus promoting a flow of the bone void filler through its pores into the cancellous bone and/or cavity in the bone. The procedure described promotes height restoration of the bone while leaving only filler material inside the body, while introducing it in an enhanced controlled manner.01-28-2010
20110218544Void Containment Apparatus and Method of Use for Creating a Sealed Environment for Product Delivery - A void containment apparatus and its method of use during an invasive procedure on the body are disclosed. The void containment apparatus includes an elongated housing and a balloon. The balloon is capable of being inflated and deflated. When inflated, the balloon provides a seal around a void and allows delivery or extraction of material into or out of the void with minimal leakage outside the void.09-08-2011
20110306983Devices For Delivering Bone Filler Material And Associated Method of Use - Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, a device for delivering a bone filler material comprising: a housing having a throughbore; a plunger comprising a shaft having external threads, wherein the plunger is configured for advancement through the throughbore of the housing; and a threaded receiving member configured to releasably engage the plunger. Methods for removing an instrument from a vertebral body comprising applying ultrasonic energy to the instrument, wherein a distal end of the instrument is disposed in a cavity in the vertebral body, wherein the cavity contains a filler material; and removing the instrument from the vertebral body.12-15-2011
20100298836Pressured syringe for the injection of a viscous liquid through a cannulated surgical screw bone filler adapter - A pressurized syringe used to inject a viscous liquid through an adapter attached to a bone filler adapter into a cannulated surgical screw utilizing the cannulated surgical screw as a port to inject bone void filler into a bone void within a bone cavity during the course of a surgical repair to attach, repair and secure broken or separated bone fragments and providing a more secure bone anchor matrix within which the surgical screw is set.11-25-2010
20120010625REMOTE-CONTROLLED INJECTION APPARATUS FOR INJECTING BONE MATERIAL INTO VERTEBRAL BODY - The present invention relates to two technical programs of a remote-controlled injection device for injecting born materials into centrum, which include a injector with a piston and a precession handspike or slip handspike, a rotational handle or driving handle is fixed at one end of the precession handspike or slip handspike, there is a base in the two programs, and a injector holder is fixed at one end of the base, the said injector is fastened in the injector holder with injector fixed knob by bolt, the said rotational handle or driving handle connects to the handle joint, and there is a fast disassembled connection between handle joint and dynamic joint, the dynamic joint connects with the stepper motor or linear stepper motor, and the projecting shaft of stepper motor or linear stepper motor is coaxial with precession handspike or slip handspike.01-12-2012
20120010624Methods and Apparatus For Treating Vertebral Fractures - Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include a containment assembly for cement containment and/or a balloon assembly for maintaining vertebral height. A containment assembly comprising a containment jacket adapted to be deployed inside bone; and a dividing wall that separates the interior of the containment jacket into a proximal region and a distal region, the dividing wall having an opening for providing access to the distal region from the proximal region.01-12-2012
20120016371Methods and Apparatus For Treating Vertebral Fractures - Methods and apparatus for treating bones, including, in one or more embodiments, methods and apparatus for treatment of vertebral fractures that include a containment assembly for cement containment and/or a balloon assembly for maintaining vertebral height. A containment assembly comprising a containment jacket adapted to be deployed inside bone; and a dividing wall that separates the interior of the containment jacket into a proximal region and a distal region, the dividing wall having an opening for providing access to the distal region from the proximal region.01-19-2012
20120022542BONE CEMENT SYSTEM FOR BONE AUGMENTATION - A bone cement is provided that includes a solid component and a liquid component. The solid component and liquid component are mixed together to form the bone cement. After completion of the solid and liquid component mixing, the bone cement has an initial viscosity effective for manual application or manual injection onto or into a targeted anatomical location, e.g., bone, and the cement has stable viscosity range that over both time and temperature is effective for uniformly filling the targeted anatomical location, for example an osteoporotic bone or a fractured vertebral body, with minimal to no leakage of the cement from the targeted anatomical location. Additionally, both the initial viscosity and the stable viscosity of the bone cement are within a range that renders the bone cement effective for injection with a manually operated syringe or multiple syringes.01-26-2012
20120022541BONE REPLACEMENT MATERIAL DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS OF MONITORING BONE REPLACEMENT MATERIAL - Bone material delivery devices and methods of using the devices are provided. The bone material delivery devices and methods comprise thermochromic material disposed on the exterior of the syringe, the thermochromic material configured to provide an indication of temperature, viscosity, and/or age of bone replacement material in the interior of the syringe. In some embodiments, a time indicating label is disposed on the exterior of the syringe, the time indicating label comprising a label substrate having a first surface comprising an acid-base indicator and a second surface comprising an activator, wherein when the first surface is brought into contact with the second surface or when the second surface is brought into contact with the first surface, at least a portion of the label changes color indicating elapsed time. In some embodiments, the devices and methods allow the practitioner to know the dough time, working time, and setting time of the bone replacement material when it is in the syringe.01-26-2012
20120059380Bone Cement Delivery Systems and Related Kits and Methods - A bone cement delivery method that includes inserting a portion of a bone cement delivery device into a femoral neck of a femur of a patient, and injecting bone cement paste into the femoral neck of the patient via the bone cement delivery system.03-08-2012
20110092980Method and composition for use in reinforcing bone - The invention provides a method and a kit for administering bone cement to the interior cavity of a bony member to enhance bone strength, stabilizing an existing fracture thus reducing susceptibility of the bone to further fracture and/or collapse. The method and kit may include additional components, such as, bone growth enhancing agents, radiopaque components or the like.04-21-2011
20100121336DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR FORMING A CAVITY IN AND DELIVERING A CURABLE MATERIAL INTO BONE - A curable material delivery cannula device is disclosed. The device includes a cannula and a hub. The cannula includes an open proximal end, a deflectable segment forming a pre-set curve, a lumen, and side orifice(s) adjacent, and proximally spaced from, the distal end and fluidly connected to the lumen. When inserted within a guide cannula, the deflectable segment straightens. When distally extended from the guide cannula, the deflectable segment reverts to the curved shape. The distal end has a blunt tip for non-traumatic interface with bodily material. During use, curable material, such as bone cement, is delivered from the side orifice(s) in a radial direction relative to the lumen. The device may be used to create voids for receiving curable material, and may include spacers configured to control location and/or orientation of the voids.05-13-2010
20120158004STEERABLE AND CURVABLE VERTEBROPLASTY SYSTEM WITH CLOG-RESISTANT EXIT PORTS - Methods and devices for augmenting bone, such as in performing vertebroplasty are disclosed. A bone cement injection needle is provided, having a laterally deflectable distal end. The distal end may be provided with one or two or more cavity creation elements, such as a bevel or diamond tip or inflatable balloons. A cavity creation element may include one or more filament layers. Systems are also disclosed, including the steerable and curvable injection needle, introducer and stylet. The system can also include various exit ports that can be configured with clog-resistant features. Methods are also disclosed.06-21-2012
20090131950VERTEBROPLASTY METHOD WITH ENHANCED CONTROL - Methods and devices for augmenting bone, such as in performing vertebroplasty are disclosed. A bone cement injection needle is provided, having a laterally deflectable distal end. Systems are also disclosed, including the steerable injection needle, introducer and stylet. The system may additionally include a cement delivery gun, one-time use disposable cement cartridges and a cement mixing chamber. Methods are also disclosed.05-21-2009
20120130386BONE GRAFT INJECTION SYRINGE - A syringe that has a barrel with curvature is provided. The curvature enables a greater volume of bone graft materials to be housed than in a straight syringe without increasing the absolute distance from the handle of the plunger to dispensing end of the syringe. Additionally by maintaining a constant diameter, the barrel permits bone graft material to be dispersed with reduced likelihood of clogging.05-24-2012
20120316571SUBCHONDRAL TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS IN JOINTS - Devices, instruments and associated methods for the subchondral treatment of osteoarthritis in hip and shoulder joints are provided. In addition, a method for treating joint pain is provided. The method comprises: identifying a subchondral defect in a subchondral region of a bone of the joint; selecting a subchondral access path to a location near the subchondral defect; and treating the subchondral defect, via the subchondral access, in a manner that restores normal force distribution and joint function while preserving the articular surface of the bone, wherein the joint is a hip or shoulder.12-13-2012
20120083790DEVICE FOR THE APPLICATION OF BONE SUBSTITUTE MATERIAL - An application device for bone substitute material is disclosed. A cylinder contains a piston rod having an elastically deformable piston. The cylinder is closed via an attachment, through which a wetting liquid phase can be inserted via an injection opening. After a period of time, the wetted bone substitute material is compressed, with excess liquid phase being pressed out through drainage openings. Thereafter, the attachment can be removed and if applicable discharging takes place through a curved discharge nozzle, with the piston being able to adapt itself to the curvature with the benefit of total emptying of the device.04-05-2012
20120136363Collagen Biomaterial for Containment of Biomaterials - A biocompatible, resorbable collagen membrane containment member for a bone regenerative material, and a method of using such a containment member to regenerate a bone defect by surgically accessing the bone defect; disposing the containment member adjacent the bone defect, and thereafter injecting a bone regenerative material into the containment member.05-31-2012
20120179162INFLATABLE MEDICAL DEVICES - A device for delivering a material to an orthopedic target site is disclosed. The device can be used to deliver bone cement to an intra-vertebral site. The device can have a pusher rod within a tube. The tube can be loaded with the bone cement distal to the pusher rod. The pusher rod can have varying rigidity along the length of the pusher rod. The tube and pusher rod can navigate tortuous pathways from a percutaneous or transcutaneous insertion en route to the target site or to improve extracorporeal ergonomics. Methods for using the same are also disclosed.07-12-2012
20120191101HYDRAULIC INJECTION SYSTEM FOR BONE CEMENT - A hydraulic injection system is provided for injecting bone cement to a target anatomical location. The injection system can include a hydraulic injector configured to dispense a pressurized fluid, a cement cartridge assembly, and one or more conduits. The cement cartridge assembly includes at least one cement cartridge configured to receive the pressurized fluid and deliver the bone cement to the target anatomical location. The conduit is connected between the hydraulic injector and the cement cartridge assembly.07-26-2012
20130172896DISPENSING DEVICE FOR BONE CEMENT - A discharge device discharges the content of a container by applying a compressed gas. The device has a housing, at least one compressed gas container, an operating device for setting a gas flow from the compressed gas container and an opening means for opening the compressed gas container. The opening means is movable in relation to the compressed gas container, and the device has a holder for securing the container on the device. The holder is in operative connection with the opening means in such a way that securing the container on the holder brings about a movement of the opening means in relation to the compressed gas container that opens the compressed gas container.07-04-2013
20080300604Perforated balloon and method for forming a hardened orthopaedic paste in a bone using same - The present invention discloses a technique for forming a hardened orthopaedic paste in a bone cavity, which involves a forced-feeding balloon rupture mechanism. This mechanism includes continuously or intermittently injecting a liquid or gas into a perforated balloon containing a hardened orthopaedic paste therein in a bone cavity until the perforated balloon is dilated to exceed a critical size, and thus ruptures.12-04-2008
20080300603METHOD FOR PLACEMENT OF BONE CEMENT INTO PRE-SELECTED BONE REGIONS - A method for applying bone cement into a bone structure that includes the steps of: selecting at least one region in a bone where the trabecular bone structure is to be augmented, producing at least one cavity (20) communicating with said at least one bone region, applying a fluid jet lavage towards said at lest one bone region, and providing bone cement to said at least one bone region.12-04-2008
20120239050MULTISTATE-CURVATURE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A CURABLE MATERIAL INTO BONE - A curable material delivery cannula device and method are disclosed. The device includes a cannula and a hub. The cannula includes an open proximal end, a deflectable segment forming a plurality of pre-set curves, each of which corresponds to a pre-determined temperature of the cannula, a lumen, and side orifice(s) adjacent, and proximally spaced from, the distal end and fluidly connected to the lumen. When distally extended from the guide cannula, and upon being heated to a predetermined temperature (before, during, or after extension), the deflectable segment assumes a curved shape, which may be used to create a void in the bone for receiving curable material. The distal cannula end includes a blunt tip for non-traumatic interface with bodily material. During use, curable material, such as bone cement, is delivered from the side orifice(s) in a radial direction relative to the lumen.09-20-2012
20120239049SYSTEMS FOR DELIVERING BONE FILL MATERIAL - The present invention relates in certain embodiments to medical devices, systems and methods for use in osteoplasty procedures, such as vertebral compression fractures. One system for delivering a bone fill material to a bone includes an elongated introducer configured for insertion into a bone and having a channel sized to allow a flow of bone fill material therethrough. The introducer has at least one outlet opening in communication with the channel for delivering the bone fill material into the bone. A thermal energy emitter is coupled to the introducer and configured to apply thermal energy to the bone fill material flowing through the introducer. A hydraulic pressure source is operatively coupled to the introducer and configured to apply a force on the bone fill material to provide a pressurized flow of bone fill material through the introducer.09-20-2012
20120277755STEERABLE VERTEBROPLASTY SYSTEM WITH CAVITY CREATION ELEMENT - Methods and devices for augmenting bone, such as in performing vertebroplasty are disclosed. A bone cement injection needle is provided, having a laterally deflectable distal end. The distal end may be provided with a cavity creation element, such as an inflatable balloon. Systems are also disclosed, including the steerable injection needle, introducer and stylet. The system may additionally include a cement delivery gun, one-time use disposable cement cartridges and a cement mixing chamber. Methods are also disclosed.11-01-2012
20120330320BONE CEMENT INJECTION PUNCTURE NEEDLE - An outer needle of a bone cement injection puncture needle has first side holes near the tip, and second side holes near the base. When an inner needle is removed from the outer needle and an inner tube is inserted into the outer needle in place thereof, a reduced-pressure passage is formed between the outer needle and the inner tube. When bone cement is injected into a bone, gas and liquid in the bone pass through the reduced-pressure passage and are discharged from the body, thereby preventing increased pressure in the bone. As a result, the bone cement can be prevented from leaking to outside of the bone.12-27-2012
20110160737BONE CEMENT INJECTION DEVICE - A system for injecting an incompressible low viscosity fluid into a bone cement reservoir adapted to be engaged with a cannula through which a high viscosity bone cement is transferred from the bone cement reservoir to a bone element is provided. The system comprises a control handle having a cylindrical body, a grip portion at an outer end of the cylindrical body and a central thumb-actuated plunger of a power piston, the grip portion being configured for receiving at least two fingers a user such as to permit actuation of the control handle by the single hand of the user, the cylindrical body including the power piston and a low viscosity fluid reservoir concentrically disposed relative to each other, the low viscosity fluid reservoir containing the incompressible low viscosity fluid and the power piston extending longitudinally through a center of the low viscosity fluid reservoir.06-30-2011
20080255571BONE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for delivering bone cement into a bone can include a handle body defining a flow path, a thermal emitter in the handle body to apply energy to bone cement passing through the flow path, a source of bone cement and an injection cannula. The cannula can be in communication with the flow path such that inserting the cannula into a bone can allow a flow of bone cement therethrough to an opening at a distal end of the cannula. Other systems and methods for delivering bone cement into a bone can include an injector body with a handle portion, and a cannula, a bone cement container, a low pressure drive mechanism configured to effect a flow of bone cement from said container to the injector body and a high pressure drive mechanism configured to effect a flow of bone cement through the injector body into the bone.10-16-2008
20080255570BONE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for delivering bone cement into a bone can include a handle body defining a flow path, a thermal emitter in the handle body to apply energy to bone cement passing through the flow path, a source of bone cement and an injection cannula. The cannula can be in communication with the flow path such that inserting the cannula into a bone can allow a flow of bone cement therethrough to an opening at a distal end of the cannula. Other systems and methods for delivering bone cement into a bone can include an injector body with a handle portion, and a cannula, a bone cement container, a low pressure drive mechanism configured to effect a flow of bone cement from said container to the injector body and a high pressure drive mechanism configured to effect a flow of bone cement through the injector body into the bone.10-16-2008
20080249530BONE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for delivering bone cement into a bone can include a handle body defining a flow path, a thermal emitter in the handle body to apply energy to bone cement passing through the flow path, a source of bone cement and an injection cannula. The cannula can be in communication with the flow path such that inserting the cannula into a bone can allow a flow of bone cement therethrough to an opening at a distal end of the cannula. Other systems and methods for delivering bone cement into a bone can include an injector body with a handle portion, and a cannula, a bone cement container, a low pressure drive mechanism configured to effect a flow of bone cement from said container to the injector body and a high pressure drive mechanism configured to effect a flow of bone cement through the injector body into the bone.10-09-2008
20110270260DEVICE FOR MIXING AND APPLYING A PASTE, SUCH AS BONE CEMENT - A device for mixing, dispensing and applying a paste, such as bone cement, has a housing (11-03-2011
20130090661DELIVERY GUN FOR DISPENSING BONE BEMENT FROM A CARTRIDGE, THE GUN HAVING A MULTI-LINK LINKAGE AND CAPABLE OF DISPENSING THE CEMENT AT DIFFERENT FLOW RATES - A delivery gun for discharging bone cement from a cartridge that includes a piston. The gun has a casing from which a drive rod and a disk extend. A drive assembly advances the drive rod and disk so that disk displaces the piston causing the discharge of cement. The drive assembly includes plural links that are pivotally connected to a trigger. The links are displaced in response to the manual displacement of a trigger. One of the links is configured to selectively engage the drive rod. When this particular link is engaged with the drive rod and displaced, the drive rod the drive rod is advanced at a first speed. When this link does not is not engaged with the drive rod, the drive rod is advanced by another link at a second speed.04-11-2013
20130123791Methods, Materials and Apparatus for Treating Bone and Other Tissue - A bone cement comprising a first component and a second component, wherein contacting the first component and the second component produces a mixture which attains a high viscosity an initial period and the viscosity of the mixture remains relatively stable for a working time of at least 5 minutes after the initial setting period, and the mixture is suitable for in-vivo use.05-16-2013
20130158560Method and Apparatus for Delivery of Bone Cement - A method of applying bone cement for an orthopedic procedure of a patient includes coupling a proximal end of a nozzle component to a bone cement applicator and applying bone cement on a surface of an implant or on a bone surface through an elongated distal opening of a distal portion of the nozzle component. The method includes separating the distal portion from an intermediate portion of the nozzle component at a frangible connecting portion and exposing a circular distal end of the intermediate portion.06-20-2013
20080200916Cement Delivery Needle - A cement delivery needle apparatus (08-21-2008
20100286702METHOD KIT FOR TREATING BONY DEFECTS - The present invention is a kit and a method of using a kit for treating bone including a fill material mixture made of osteoconductive material, osteoinductive material and a lubricating carrier, a porous container to receive the fill material mixture and a tool that flowably introduces the fill material mixture into the porous container.11-11-2010
20100318091PLASTICIZED MATERIAL, DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FILLING A BONE CAVITY AND INCLUDING BOTH FOAM PLASTIC SPRAY AND INJECTED LIQUID PELLETS AND FOR PROMOTING BONE GROWTH AND ADHESION - An artificial material, kit and process for filling a three dimensional cavity associated with a damaged or diseased bone and including a body composed of a cellular material including either a foam plastic spray or a syringe holding a plurality of liquid pellets and filling a preconditioned area associated with the bone. The syringe includes a stem which supports, at an extending end, a flexible forming guide for covering an inside location associated with the cavity concurrent with filling the interior. The material sets to facilitate long term and rehabilitative bone growth within and through the cells.12-16-2010
20130158559DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MIXING AND DISPENSING A BONE CEMENT MIXTURE - In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a device for mixing and dispensing a bone cement mixture is provided. The device comprises a first chamber and a second chamber. The first chamber is for containing a first bone cement component. The second chamber is for containing a second bone cement component. A valve is in fluid communication with the first and second chambers. A first and a second plunger are respectively within the first and second chambers and are configured to actuate within their respective chambers. When the valve is in a first position actuating the first plunger advances the first bone cement component into the second chamber to form the bone cement mixture.06-20-2013
20130190771BONE TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS - The present invention relates in certain embodiments to medical devices for treating vertebral compression fractures. More particularly, embodiments of the invention relate to instruments and methods for controllably restoring vertebral body height by controlling the flow of bone cement into the interior of a vertebra and the application of forces causes by the cement flow. An exemplary system utilizes Rf energy in combination a conductive bone cement for selectively polymerizing the inflow plume to increase the viscosity of the cement. In one aspect of the invention, the system utilizes a controller to control bone cement flow parameters to either allow or disallow cement interdigitation into cancellous bone. A method of the invention includes pulsing the flows of bone cement wherein high acceleration of the flow pulses can apply expansion forces across the surface of the cement plume to reduce a vertebral fracture.07-25-2013
20120029522OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATMENT AND DEVICE - A method for treating arthritis of a joint includes identifying a bone lesion in a bone adjacent to the joint; and implanting in the bone a reinforcing member in or adjacent to the bone lesion. A kit for conducting the method includes: (a) at least one reinforcing member having a proximal face adapted to face the joint, a distal face adapted to face away from the joint, and a wedge-shaped edge adapted to pierce bone, wherein the at least one reinforcing member is planar and sterile; and (b) a container adapted to maintain the at least one reinforcing member sterile. Another kit includes: (a) a sterile fluid; (b) a syringe for injecting the fluid into a bone; (c) a curing agent adapted to cure the fluid to polymerize and/or cross-link; and (d) a container adapted to maintain the sterility of contents of the container.02-02-2012
20120029521Method and apparatus for delivering bone cement - The present teachings provide one or more surgical instruments for repairing damaged tissue, such as in the case of a vertebral compression fracture. The present teachings can provide a bone cement system. The system can include a housing, which can define at least a throughbore that can extend from a proximal end to a distal end of the housing. The system can also include a dispenser housing received in the throughbore of the housing that is adapted to receive a bone cement. The system can include a plunger, which can be releasably coupled to the proximal end of the housing and received into the dispenser housing so that movement of the plunger can dispense the bone cement. The system can also include a pressure release system, which can be coupled to the housing and can be movable to release pressure within the dispenser housing without moving the plunger.02-02-2012
20130197530DELIVERY SYSTEMS - A delivery system comprising a covering containing at least a first substance for release to a surgical site is provided. The covering includes an elongated containment portion having at least one compartment, wherein the covering retains the first substance for mixing with a second substance prior to delivery at a surgical site. The covering may be a single or multi compartment structure capable of retaining at least partially the mixture of the at least first and second substances until the covering is placed at the surgical site. The elongated containment portion of the covering includes a first end and second end opposite each other, wherein at least one end defines an access port configured to receive a device capable of delivering a second substance into the elongated containment portion for mixing with the first substance prior to or during the surgical procedure.08-01-2013
20130204263Systems and Methods For Delivering Bone Cement to A Bone Anchor - A method of stabilizing a first vertebra and a second vertebra includes implanting a first bone anchor into the first vertebra, implanting a second bone anchor into the second vertebra, connecting a first anchor connection instrument to the first anchor, connecting a second anchor connection instrument the second anchor, positioning a cement delivery tube into a passage provided through the first anchor, delivering bone cement from a bone cement delivery system coupled to the bone cement delivery tube through the passage in the first anchor to the first vertebra, removing the cement delivery tube from the first anchor connection instrument and the first anchor, connecting the cement delivery tube to second anchor connecting instrument connected to the second anchor, delivering bone cement through a passage in the second anchor to the second vertebra, connecting a spinal connection element to the first anchor and the second anchor.08-08-2013

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