07261720 is referenced by 190 patents and cites 94 patents.

A balloon for use in compressing cancellous bone and marrow (also known as medullary bone or trabecular bone). The balloon comprises an inflatable 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/or to restore the original position of the outer cortical bone, if fractured or collapsed. The balloon desirably incorporates restraints which inhibit the balloon from applying excessive pressure to various regions of the cortical bone. The wall or walls of the balloon are such that proper inflation of the balloon body is achieved to provide for optimum compression of the bone marrow. The balloon can be inserted quickly into a bone. The balloon can be made to have a suction catheter. The balloon can be used to form and/or enlarge a cavity or passage in a bone, especially in, but not limited to, vertebral bodies. Various additional embodiments facilitate directionally biasing the inflation of the balloon.

Title
Inflatable device for use in surgical protocol relating to fixation of bone
Application Number
10/265922
Publication Number
7261720 (B2)
Application Date
October 7, 2002
Publication Date
August 28, 2007
Inventor
Arie Scholten
Manteca
CA, US
Mark A Reiley
Piedmont
CA, US
Karen D Talmadge
Palo Alto
CA, US
Cesar Ico
San Francisco
CA, US
Paul Reiss
Bernardsville
CA, US
Nenita Salom
Tracy
CA, US
Lulu Follmer
Santa Clara
CA, US
Ryan P Boucher
San Francisco
CA, US
Sheila S Stevens
Santa Clara
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Kyphon
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/66
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