Methods for delivering tissue implant material with a high pressure applicator

  • US 7,048,743 B2
  • Filed: 12/04/2002
  • Issued: 05/23/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of preparing a high pressure applicator for driving the delivery of a flowable tissue implant material for use, the method comprising;

  • providing an applicator having a first column including a vessel section having a bore and an introduction section, a second column drivably engageable with a receptacle member along an advancement axis and a piston member having a base and a piston head;

    filling the first column with implant material over the vessel section and at least partially into the introduction section;

    introducing the head of the piston into the implant material; and

    driving at least the head portion of the piston into the vessel section of the first column to form a high pressure seal between the bore and piston head without the introduction of compliant matter.

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