Apparatus And Methods For Bone Access And Cavity Preparation

Abstract

Apparatus and methods for preparing the interior of a bone for therapy. The therapy may include therapy for a bone fracture. The apparatus and methods may involve orienting a surgical instrument for proper deployment in the interior of the bone. An instrument guide may be positioned and retained against translation along, and rotation about one or more of three substantially orthogonal axes. Apparatus placed exterior to the bone may register the guide to a region inside the bone that is designated for preparation or treatment. One or more broaching members may be used to prepare the region for treatment. A broaching member may be expandable inside the bone. A broaching member may be flexible such that it broaches bone having a relatively lower density and it leaves bone having a relatively higher density substantially intact.


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  • Publication: Dec 26, 2017
  • Application: Nov 2, 2015
    US US 201514929757 A
  • Priority: Nov 2, 2015
    US US 201514929757 A
  • Priority: Jan 12, 2015
    US US 201514594482 A
  • Priority: Jan 19, 2011
    US US 201113009657 A
  • Priority: Oct 4, 2010
    US US 38950710 P
  • Priority: Jan 20, 2010
    US US 29672210 P

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