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Title: Method for fusing bone

Abstract

The present invention is a method for joining hard tissue which includes chemically removing the mineral matrix from a thin layer of the surfaces to be joined, placing the two bones together, and heating the joint using electromagnetic radiation. The goal of the method is not to produce a full-strength weld of, for example, a cortical bone of the tibia, but rather to produce a weld of sufficient strength to hold the bone halves in registration while either external fixative devices are applied to stabilize the bone segments, or normal healing processes restore full strength to the tibia.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
203885
Patent Number(s):
5,498,259
Application Number:
PAN: 8-221,422
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Alameda, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Mar 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; BONE JOINTS; HEATING; STABILIZATION; SKELETAL DISEASES; THERAPY; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; THERAPEUTIC USES; SKELETON; BONE TISSUES

Citation Formats

Mourant, J R, Anderson, G D, Bigio, I J, and Johnson, T M. Method for fusing bone. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Mourant, J R, Anderson, G D, Bigio, I J, & Johnson, T M. Method for fusing bone. United States.
Mourant, J R, Anderson, G D, Bigio, I J, and Johnson, T M. Tue . "Method for fusing bone". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is a method for joining hard tissue which includes chemically removing the mineral matrix from a thin layer of the surfaces to be joined, placing the two bones together, and heating the joint using electromagnetic radiation. The goal of the method is not to produce a full-strength weld of, for example, a cortical bone of the tibia, but rather to produce a weld of sufficient strength to hold the bone halves in registration while either external fixative devices are applied to stabilize the bone segments, or normal healing processes restore full strength to the tibia.},
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