Apparatus And Methods For Fracture Repair

Abstract

Apparatus and methods for bone fracture repair. The apparatus may include a structural support for positioning a first bone segment relative to a second bone segment. The apparatus may include an anchoring substrate. The anchoring substrate may be configured to compress the first bone segment to the second bone segment. The anchoring substrate may transmit tension from a distal bone segment anchor in the first bone segment to a proximal bone segment anchor in the second bone segment. The apparatus may be configured to be deployed percutaneously in an inner cavity of a bone. The apparatus may be installed in an open fracture. The apparatus may be expanded, self-expanding or configured for mechanically actuation. Some embodiments of the apparatus may include a central axis member that may be used in conjunction with expansion of one or both of the structural support and the anchoring substrate to configure the apparatus.


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  • Publication: Oct 16, 2012
  • Application: Jan 14, 2009
    US US 35385509 A
  • Priority: Jan 14, 2009
    US US 35385509 A
  • Priority: Aug 22, 2008
    US US 9099908 P
  • Priority: Jan 14, 2008
    US US 2077808 P

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