US 9,808,346 B2
Sacroiliac joint immobilization
John G. Stark, Deephaven, MN (US)
Assigned to Ilion Medical, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (US)
Filed by Ilion Medical LLC, Minneapolis, MN (US)
Filed on Apr. 17, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/255,308.
Application 14/255,308 is a continuation of application No. 13/890,093, filed on May 8, 2013, granted, now 8,734,456.
Application 13/890,093 is a continuation of application No. 12/628,674, filed on Dec. 1, 2009, granted, now 8,454,618, issued on Jun. 4, 2013.
Application 12/628,674 is a continuation of application No. 10/797,481, filed on Mar. 10, 2004, granted, now 7,648,509, issued on Jan. 19, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/453,261, filed on Mar. 10, 2003.
Prior Publication US 2014/0236310 A1, Aug. 21, 2014
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/88 (2006.01); A61F 2/32 (2006.01); A61B 17/68 (2006.01); A61B 17/84 (2006.01); A61B 17/86 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01); A61B 17/16 (2006.01); A61B 17/17 (2006.01); A61F 2/46 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/32 (2013.01) [A61B 17/1615 (2013.01); A61B 17/1757 (2013.01); A61B 17/68 (2013.01); A61B 17/846 (2013.01); A61B 17/86 (2013.01); A61B 17/8897 (2013.01); A61F 2/30771 (2013.01); A61F 2/30988 (2013.01); A61F 2/4601 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3085 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3093 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30622 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30995 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A method for immobilizing a sacroiliac joint comprising:
inserting an immobilization element between the ilium bone and the sacrum bone through an extra-articular recess, thereby driving apart the ilium bone and the sacrum bone, wherein the immobilization element comprises bone material and wherein the immobilization element is delivered through a cannula.