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Lance M Middleton, Laura H Middleton: Tissue cavitation device and method. Gardere Wynne Sewell, June 8, 2004: US06746451 (338 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous surgical device and method for creating a cavity within tissue during a minimally invasive procedure. A cavitation device includes a shaft interconnected to a flexible cutting element. A flexible cutting element has a first shape suitable for minimally invasive passage into tissue. Th ...


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Sohail K Mirza: Percutaneous surgical cavitation device and method. University of Washington, Delbert J Barnard, July 27, 1999: US05928239 (295 worldwide citation)

A device and method for percutaneous surgical cavitation. The device includes an elongated shaft and cutting tip interconnected by a freely-rotating hinge. Upon rotation of the shaft to a sufficient velocity, the cutting tip will be deflected toward a position that is angularly offset from the shaft ...


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Rainer Hahn: Apparatus, method and expedient materials for ultrasonic preparation of human and animal hard or soft tissues and of dental or bone replacement materials as well as object obtained thereby. October 31, 2000: US06139320 (212 worldwide citation)

For ultrasonic preparation of hard or soft tissues or of tissue replacement material a apparatus is proposed comprising a hand piece (10), which includes an ultrasonic vibration generator (16), an ultrasonics deflecting head (28) as well as a tool (36) carried by the output member of the deflecting ...


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John E Sanderson: Bone replacement and repair putty material from unsaturated polyester resin and vinyl pyrrolidone. Dynatech Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, February 2, 1988: US04722948 (172 worldwide citation)

A bone replacement and repair material prepared from a biocompatible polyester resin, a liquid linking agent capable of cross-linking the resin and a filler is moldable and formable and cures in vivo. The resulting cured putty also degrades in vivo to provide interstices in the polyester matrix for ...


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Slobodan Tepic, Stephen J Bresina, Sylwester Gogolewski: Shell structure for bone replacement. Forschungsinstitut Davos Laboratorium fur Experimentelle Chirugie, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, May 18, 1993: US05211664 (151 worldwide citation)

Bone defects after trauma, tumor resection, etc. still present a major clcal problem. Current treatment with bone grafts, bone-inducing substances, Ilizarov techniques, artificial prosthetic replacements, or bone transplants are only partially satisfying. Bioresorbable shell structures for treatment ...


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Ralf Roessler: Composition for implantation into the human and animal body. Ivoclar Vivadent, Nixon Peabody, March 16, 2004: US06706273 (136 worldwide citation)

Compositions for implantation into the human and animal body as bone replacement contain inter alia calcium and phosphorus and consist in particular of mixtures of powders and admixing liquids. They are suitable for preparing calcium phosphate cement pastes which cure at room and/or body temperature ...


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Patrick M White, Daniel E E Hayes Jr, Robert Jan Enzerink: Method of assembling a modular prosthesis used for bone replacement. Hayes Medical, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 11, 1999: US05902340 (134 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a modular three-component assembly for replacing a portion of a patient's femur or humerus. A neck component attaches directly to a stem component that inserts into the bone, and a body component that also inserts into the bone is attached to the neck component and/or to the s ...


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Daniel L Martin, John Robert White: Method and apparatus for segmental bone replacement. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 21, 2003: US06508841 (126 worldwide citation)

A bone attachment assembly for a remaining portion of a long bone diaphysis following resection is provided. The assembly includes a main body, means for anchoring the device with respect to the remaining bone portion, such as an anchor body, and means for attaching the main body to the means for an ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, Francis Peterson, James W Ahern: Tool to direct bone replacement material. Spineology, Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen P A, April 11, 2006: US07025771 (116 worldwide citation)

A fill tool for directing bone replacement material into an expandable bag within a reamed out disc includes a deflector at its distal end which deflects the flow of such material to a one or more side openings at the distal end of the fill tool. This allows the tool to be used without being ejected ...


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Helmut Heide, Eva Poeschel, Ulrich Roth: Implantable bone replacement materials based on calcium phosphate ceramic material in a matrix and process for the production thereof. Battelle Institut e V, Fisher Christen & Sabol, January 5, 1982: US04309488 (115 worldwide citation)

An implantable bone replacement material (body) based on completely or partially resorbable particles incorporated in a matrix material. The particles are composed of bioactive sintered calcium phosphate ceramic material having a CaO:P.sub.2 O.sub.5 composition ratio between 3:1 and 4:1. The replace ...