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1. (WO2017155921) DEVICES FOR GENERATING AND APPLYING COMPRESSION WITHIN A BODY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/155921    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021055
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/064
A61B 17/068
A61B 17/86
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/68
Applicants: ARTHREX, INC.
Inventors: PALMER, Matthew
FONTE, Matthew
DEVANEY, Robert
MORGAN, Daniel
Title: DEVICES FOR GENERATING AND APPLYING COMPRESSION WITHIN A BODY
Abstract:
This disclosure is directed to surgical fixation devices (e.g., staples, screws, etc.) which are able to bring bone fragments into close proximity with each other, generate a compressive load, and maintain that compressive load for a prolonged period of time while healing occurs. The surgical fixations devices are manufactured from a shape memory material (e.g., a material capable of exhibiting superelasticity and/or a temperature-induced shape change).