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1. (WO2017156596) AN EXPANDABLE FASTENER FOR ORTHOPAEDIC APPLICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156596    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2017/050248
Publication Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 21 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/04
Applicants: CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Inventors: KUSTER, Markus
OLDAKOWSKI, Matthew Peter
OLDAKOWSKA, Intan Camellia Watono
ALLISON, Garry
LEE, Gabriel
Title: AN EXPANDABLE FASTENER FOR ORTHOPAEDIC APPLICATIONS
Abstract:
The present disclosure provides an expandable fastener for orthopaedic applications and arranged for fastening when positioned in a bore hole in bone. The fastener comprises a body having an axis. The fastener further comprises an expansion portion moveable between a contracted configuration and an expanded configuration such that, in use, the expansion portion urges outwardly from the body towards the bone surrounding the bore hole. The fastener is arranged such that ingrowth of bone between the expansion portion and the body is substantially avoided when the expansion portion is in the expanded configuration.