Surgical protocol for fixation of bone using inflatable device

  • US 5,108,404 A
  • Filed: 08/15/1990
  • Issued: 04/28/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/09/1989
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of fixation of a fracture or impending fracture of a bone having bone marrow therein comprising:

  • forming a passage in the bone marrow;

    compacting the bone marrow to increase the volume of said passage; and

    filling the passage with a flowable material capable of setting to a hardened condition.

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