07985231 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 58 patents.

A bone fusion device can include elongated interlockable segments, each having an engaging surface interlockable with the engaging surface of another segment. The segments can be inserted in between bones one at a time. A device can include an outer expandable component having outer expandable members insertable to a location between bones in an unexpanded configuration and an inner expander including surface engaging portions interlockable with inner surface engaging portions in the outer expandable members. A device can include the inner expander having an outwardly flared proximal portion that can interlock with the proximal end of the outer expandable members. A device can include a locking bridge expandable with an expandable body, such as an inflatable balloon, and movable to a locked expanded configuration. A bone fusion system, a bone fusion device kit, and/or a method for fusing bone can include such a bone fusion device.

Title
Bone fusion device and methods
Application Number
11/967727
Publication Number
7985231 (B2)
Application Date
December 31, 2007
Publication Date
July 26, 2011
Inventor
Meera Sankaran
Cupertino
CA, US
Assignee
Kyphon Sarl
CH
IPC
A61F 2/00
A61B 17/60
A61B 17/58
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