07879041 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 215 patents.

Internal bone fixation devices and methods for using the devices for repairing a weakened or fractured bone are disclosed herein. According to aspects illustrated herein, there is provided a device for repairing a fractured bone that includes a delivery catheter having an elongated shaft with a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis therebetween, the delivery catheter having an inner void for passing at least one reinforcing material, and an inner lumen for accepting a light pipe, wherein a distal end of the inner lumen terminates in an optical lens; a conformable member releasably engaging the distal end of the delivery catheter, the conformable member moving from a deflated state to an inflated state when the at least one reinforcing material is delivered to the conformable member; and an adapter releasably engaging the proximal end of the delivery catheter for receiving the light pipe and the at least one reinforcing material.

Title
Systems and methods for internal bone fixation
Application Number
12/262411
Publication Number
7879041 (B2)
Application Date
October 31, 2008
Publication Date
February 1, 2011
Inventor
Mark A Drew
Barrington
RI, US
Justin G Dye
Mansfield
MA, US
Anthony W O Leary
Walpole
MA, US
Dennis P Colleran
North Attleboro
MA, US
Robert A Rabiner
Tiverton
RI, US
Agent
Danielle T Abramson
David J Dykeman
Greenberg Traurig
Assignee
IlluminOss Medical
RI, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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