07582106 is referenced by 93 patents and cites 148 patents.

A subcutaneously assembled in place orthopedic construct is provided, such as for fixation of the spine. The construct includes a first bar and a second bar for attachment to the spine. A crossbar connects the first and second bar, to provide additional structural support. Each of the first bar, the second bar, and the crossbar may be inserted in a minimally invasive procedure, and constructed in place to form the orthopedic device. Each of the first bar, second bar, and crossbar may comprise an inflatable container, adapted for inflation with a hardenable media and cured in place. Methods and delivery structures are also disclosed.

Title
Formable orthopedic fixation system with cross linking
Application Number
10/689199
Publication Number
7582106 (B2)
Application Date
October 20, 2003
Publication Date
September 1, 2009
Inventor
Thanh Van Nguyen
Irvine
CA, US
To V Pham
Trabuco Canyon
CA, US
Samuel M Shaolian
Newport Beach
CA, US
George P Teitelbaum
Santa Monica
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/70
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