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1. (WO2005027735) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING BONE FORMATION
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Pub. No.:    WO/2005/027735    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/030798
Publication Date: 31.03.2005 International Filing Date: 17.09.2004
IPC:
A61H 1/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: ADVANCED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, INC. [US/US]; 351 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
YOKOTA, Hiroki [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
TANAKA, Shigeo [JP/JP]; (JP) (For US Only).
SUN, Hui, Bin [CN/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: YOKOTA, Hiroki; (US).
TANAKA, Shigeo; (JP).
SUN, Hui, Bin; (US)
Agent: ADDISON, Bradford, G.; Barnes & Thornburg LLP, 11 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (US)
Priority Data:
60/504,532 19.09.2003 US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING BONE FORMATION
(FR) APPAREIL ET METHODE D'AMELIORATION DE LA FORMATION OSSEUSE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Apparatus and methods enhance bone formation. The methods and apparatus provide a mechanical load (60a, 60b) applied to the epiphysis (44, 45, 62) of a bone (24, 26, 64) associated with a joint (22). The magnitude of the mechanical load is oscillated and is applied periodically for a short durations of time. The applied mechanical force induces formation of trabecular (70) and cortical (68) bones. Embodiments of the apparatus include passively and actively actuated bands (28, 128, 228, 328) which are positioned around at least a portion of a joint and provide mechanical loading on the joint, for example, on the epiphysis of a bone and oriented traverse (54, 76) to the longitudinal axis (56, 78) of the bone.
(FR)L'invention concerne un appareil et des méthodes permettant d'améliorer la formation osseuse. Ces méthodes et cet appareil comportent une charge mécanique (60a, 60b) appliquée sur l'épiphyse (44, 45, 62) d'un os (24, 26, 64) lié à une articulation (22). L'ampleur de la charge mécanique oscille et est appliquée périodiquement pour de courtes périodes de temps. La force mécanique appliquée permet d'induire la formation d'os trabéculaires (70) et de corticales (68). Des modes de réalisation de cet appareil ont trait à des bandes actionnées passivement et activement (28, 128, 228, 328) qui sont placées autour d'au moins une partie d'une articulation, qui engendrent une charge mécanique sur l'articulation, par exemple, sur l'épiphyse d'un os et qui sont orientés transversalement (54, 76) à l'axe longitudinal (56, 78) de l'os.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)