06235043 is referenced by 397 patents and cites 71 patents.

A balloon for use in compressing cancellous bone and marrow (also known as medullary bone or trabecular bone) against the inner cortex of bones whether the bones are fractured or not. The balloon comprises an inflatable, non-expandable balloon body for insertion into said bone. The body has a shape and size to compress at least a portion of the cancellous bone to form a cavity in the cancellous bone and to restore the original position of the outer cortical bone, if fractured or collapsed. The balloon is prevented from applying excessive pressure to the outer cortical bone. The wall or walls of the balloon are such that proper inflation the balloon body is achieved to provide for optimum compression of all the bone marrow. The balloon is able to be folded so that it can be inserted quickly into a bone. The balloon can be made to have a suction catheter. The main purpose of the balloon is the forming or enlarging of a cavity or passage in a bone, especially in, but not limited to, vertebral bodies.

Title
Inflatable device for use in surgical protocol relating to fixation of bone
Application Number
8/788786
Publication Number
6235043 (B1)
Application Date
January 23, 1997
Publication Date
May 22, 2001
Inventor
Karen Talmadge
Palo Alto
CA, US
Arie Scholten
Fremont
CA, US
Mark A Reiley
Piedmont
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion
US
Assignee
Kyphon
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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