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A process for immediate stabilization and subsequent promotion of bone-to-bone fusion in a joint where separation of the bones is restricted by surrounding ligaments or other soft tissue. A hole is bored transversely across the joint. A slightly larger cylindrical basket is driven into the hole, thereby spreading the bones in resistance to the tensile forces of the surrounding tissue. Immediate stabilization of the joint is achieved by the implantation of the rigid cylindrical basket. Subsequent bone-to-bone fusion is achieved, both through and about the basket, which is filled with bone fragments produced during the boring step.

Title
Process for fusing bone joints
Application Number
330169
Publication Number
4501269
Application Date
February 21, 1984
Publication Date
February 26, 1985
Inventor
George W Bagby
Spokane
WA, US
Agent
Wells St John & Roberts
Assignee
Washington State University Research Foundation
WA, US
IPC
A61F 5/04
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