Systems and methods for injecting flowable materials into bones

  • US 7,972,340 B2
  • Filed: 03/05/2010
  • Issued: 07/05/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/13/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system comprisinga guide tool for establishing a percutaneous access path along an access axis to a vertebral body having a cortical wall enclosing a cancellous bone volume, the tool having a distal end, a proximal end, and an inner bore;

  • an assembly for conveying a flowable material into the vertebral body, the assembly comprising a filling material dispenser and a tube body sized for passage within the inner bore of the guide tube and including a flexible dispensing end sized and configured for placement within the vertebral body to dispense a volume of filling material in the vertebral body, the assembly further comprising a steering apparatus for deflecting the flexible dispensing end of the tube body within the vertebral body.

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