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1. (WO2007090021) EXPANDABLE SPINAL RODS AND METHODS OF USE
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/090021    International Application No.:    PCT/US2007/061010
Publication Date: 09.08.2007 International Filing Date: 25.01.2007
IPC:
A61B 17/70 (2006.01), A61B 17/88 (2006.01), A61B 17/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC [US/US]; 2500 Silveus Crossing, Warsaw, IN 46581 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
JUSTIS, Jeff R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
TRIEU, Hai H. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: JUSTIS, Jeff R.; (US).
TRIEU, Hai H.; (US)
Agent: JOHNSON, Noreen C.; MS LC310, 710 Medtronic Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55432, (US)
Priority Data:
11/343,595 31.01.2006 US
Title (EN) EXPANDABLE SPINAL RODS AND METHODS OF USE
(FR) TIGES VERTÉBRALES DILATABLES ET MÉTHODES D'UTILISATION
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A spinal rod includes an elongated tubular member that is inflatable from a first insertion profile to a second enlarged profile . AH expandable tabular reinforcement sleeve is concentrically positioned adjacent to the balloon. The balloon may be bonded to the sleeve. The spinal rod may also have longitudinal reinforcement members (32) . A joining member (34) may join two or more of the longitudinal reinforcing members at a discrete point along each. The spinal rod may further include end portions on either side of an inflatable portion.
(FR)L'invention concerne une tige vertébrale comportant un élément tubulaire allongé gonflable d'un premier profil d'insertion à un second profil agrandi. Un manchon tubulaire dilatable de renforcement est concentriquement disposé adjacent au ballon. Le ballon peut être relié au manchon. La tige vertébrale peut avoir aussi des éléments de renforcement longitudinaux (32). Un élément d'union (34) peut joindre deux éléments de renforcement longitudinaux ou plus à un point distinct le long de chacun. La tige vertébrale peut comprendre en outre des portions terminales de chaque côté d'une portion gonflable.
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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, 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)