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Title: Method for fusing bone

Abstract

Method for fusing bone. 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:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Velarde, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
870332
Patent Number(s):
5498259
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Alameda, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61F - FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; fusing; bone; joining; hard; tissue; chemically; removing; mineral; matrix; layer; surfaces; joined; placing; bones; heating; joint; electromagnetic; radiation; goal; produce; full-strength; weld; example; cortical; tibia; sufficient; strength; hold; halves; registration; external; fixative; devices; applied; stabilize; segments; normal; healing; processes; restore; electromagnetic radiation; sufficient strength; fusing bone; /606/128/607/

Citation Formats

Mourant, Judith R, Anderson, Gerhard D, Bigio, Irving J, and Johnson, Tamara M. Method for fusing bone. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Mourant, Judith R, Anderson, Gerhard D, Bigio, Irving J, & Johnson, Tamara M. Method for fusing bone. United States.
Mourant, Judith R, Anderson, Gerhard D, Bigio, Irving J, and Johnson, Tamara M. Mon . "Method for fusing bone". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870332.
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abstractNote = {Method for fusing bone. 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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