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1. (WO2007022158) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING TRACTION TO THE SPINAL COLUMN
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/022158 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/031792
Publication Date: 22.02.2007 International Filing Date: 15.08.2006
IPC:
A61F 5/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: NICHOLS, Jarrod, L.[US/US]; US
ACKERMAN, Galen, R.[US/US]; US
Inventors: NICHOLS, Jarrod, L.; US
ACKERMAN, Galen, R.; US
Agent: TIMMONS, Stephen, D.; Hovey Williams LLP 10801 Mastin Boulevard Suite 1000 84 Corporate Woods Overland Park, KS 66210, US
Priority Data:
11/464,30314.08.2006US
60/708,74916.08.2005US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING TRACTION TO THE SPINAL COLUMN
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL D’APPLICATION D’UNE FORCE DE TRACTION SUR LA COLONNE VERTEBRALE
Abstract:
(EN) A traction force is applied at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the patient's spine and progressively increased over a period of time. A fulcrum member is applied against the posterior portion of the cervical region of a person's spine while the traction force pulls the cervical region and bends it rearwardly about the fulcrum member to stretch the soft tissues of the spine. In preferred embodiments the fulcrum member applies a progressively increasing fulcrum force, and the traction force likewise progressively increases during the treatment period. An electronic control system may be used to automatically control application of the fulcrum and traction forces.
(FR) Selon l’invention, une force de traction est appliquée à un certain angle par rapport à l’axe longitudinal de la colonne vertébrale d’un patient et augmente progressivement pendant une certaine période. Un élément formant appui de levier est appliqué contre la partie postérieure de la région cervicale de la colonne vertébrale du patient tandis que la force de traction tire sur la région cervicale et la comprime vers l’arrière autour de l’élément formant appui de levier de façon à étirer les tissus mous de la colonne vertébrale. Dans des modes de réalisation préférés, l’élément formant appui de levier applique une force de levier qui augmente progressivement et la force de traction augmente elle aussi progressivement au fil de la période de traitement. Un système de commande électronique peut être utilisé pour commander automatiquement l’application des forces de levier et de traction.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, 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)