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An expandable structure made from an elastomer material is preformed to a desired geometry by exposure to heat and pressure. The structure undergoes controlled expansion and further distention in cancellous bone, with controlled deformation and without failure.

Title
Expandable preformed structures for deployment in interior body regions
Application Number
9/420529
Publication Number
6607544 (B1)
Application Date
October 19, 1999
Publication Date
August 19, 2003
Inventor
Karen D Talmadge
Palo Alto
CA, US
Robert M Scribner
Los Altos
CA, US
Mark A Reiley
Piedmont
CA, US
Ryan P Boucher
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
US
Assignee
Kyphon
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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