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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 stress failure.

Title
Expandable preformed structures for deployment in interior body regions
Application Number
9/837350
Publication Number
6979341 (B2)
Application Date
April 18, 2001
Publication Date
December 27, 2005
Inventor
Karen D Talmadge
Palo Alto
CA, US
Robert M Scribner
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Kyphon
CA, US
IPC
A61B 017/56
A61B 017/68
A61M 029/00
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