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1. (WO2002030338) METHOD AND APPARTUS FOR TREATING A VERTEBRAL BODY
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/030338    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/006136
Publication Date: 18.04.2002 International Filing Date: 27.02.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    27.09.2001    
IPC:
A61B 17/88 (2006.01), A61F 2/00 (2006.01), A61F 2/28 (2006.01), A61F 2/30 (2006.01), A61F 2/44 (2006.01), A61F 2/46 (2006.01)
Applicants: VERTX, INC. [US/US]; 6767 Wedgewood Road Suite 100 Maple Grove, MN (US)
Inventors: HOCHSCHULER, Stephen; (US).
JOHNSON, Wesley; (US).
NICKELS, Kevin; (US).
HEKTNER, Thomas; (US).
WALES, Larry; (US).
LIPSCHULTZ, Tyler; (US)
Agent: TYSVER, Daniel; Beck & Tysver Suite 440 2900 Thomas Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55416 (US)
Priority Data:
60/239,216 10.10.2000 US
60/239,217 10.10.2000 US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARTUS FOR TREATING A VERTEBRAL BODY
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE TRAITER UN CORPS VERTÉBRAL
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An implantable container (22) inserted between vertebrae in order to stabilize or restore height to the vertebral body. The container is then filled with bone filler materials (36) to expand the device into a fixed shape which conforms to the cavity shape. The container may be a porous membrane with holes (44) or an inelastic nonporous membrane.
(FR)L'invention concerne un contenant implantable (22) introduit entre des vertèbres, de manière à stabiliser ou à rétablir la hauteur du corps vertébral. Le contenant est ensuite rempli de matériau de remplissage osseux (36), de manière à étendre le dispositif dans une forme fixée correspondant à la forme de la cavité. Le contenant peut se présenter sous la forme d'une membrane poreuse pourvue de trous (44) ou d'une membrane inélastique non poreuse.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)