Resources Contact Us Home
System and method for delivery conformation and removal of intramedullary bone fixation devices

Image Number 12 for United States Patent #8128626.

A bone fixation system and method for stabilizing a fractured bone by implantation into the intramedullary canal of an implant that is expanded by an implant deformation apparatus, or deformer. The deformer can use mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic expansion. Some deformers apply or remove heat. Some implants may include a support structure and a thermo-chemically activated matrix. The support structure may be radially expandable and contractible, and sufficiently flexible to be inserted into the intramedullary canal through an opening which is not parallel to the intramedullary canal. The matrix may attain a first thermo-chemical state via the addition of energy, and a second thermo-chemical state via the dissipation of energy.

  Recently Added Patents
Maize variety X00C175
Secure data exchange for processing requests
Automated hotfix handling model
Categorization of design rule errors
Method and apparatus of motion vector prediction with extended motion vector predictor
Mask blank, transfer mask, and film denseness evaluation method
Automatic baroreflex modulation responsive to adverse event
  Randomly Featured Patents
Systems and methods for multiple analyte detection
Receiver, transceiver, and electric field communication system
Unitary plug mixer and support therefor
Three-phase magneto generator
Method and apparatus for soft costing input speed and output speed in mode and fixed gear as function of system temperatures for cold and hot operation for a hybrid powertrain system
Magnetic recording medium having a fluorinated polymeric protective layer formed by an ion beam
Remote signal responsive small vehicle with free wheeling feature
Method for removing organic contaminants from a semiconductor surface
Precipitation-detecting optoelectronic sensor
Metal-face-seal rock bit