08057472 is referenced by 43 patents and cites 133 patents.

A method of treating scoliosis in a subject includes securing a scoliosis treatment device to first and second locations on the subject's skeletal system, the scoliosis treatment device including a first portion, a second portion moveably mounted relative to the first portion, and an adjustment device disposed on the device and configured to change a distraction force between the first location and the second location, the adjustment device including a rotationally mounted magnetic element configured to move the second portion relative to the first portion in response to rotation of the magnetic element. An external adjustment device is provided external to the subject and is able to adjust the distraction force between the first location and second location.

Title
Skeletal manipulation method
Application Number
12/121499
Publication Number
8057472 (B2)
Application Date
May 15, 2008
Publication Date
November 15, 2011
Inventor
Nicholas J Lembo
Atlanta
GA, US
Arvin Chang
West Corvina
CA, US
Jay R McCoy
Temecula
CA, US
Scott Pool
Laguna Hills
CA, US
Blair Walker
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Agent
Vista IP Law Group
Assignee
Ellipse Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61N 2/00
A61B 17/70
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/56
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