US 9,808,351 B2
In-situ formed intervertebral fusion device and method
James Edward Kelly, North Easton, MA (US); and Thomas M. DiMauro, Southboro, MA (US)
Assigned to DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., Raynham, MA (US)
Filed by DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., Raynham, MA (US)
Filed on Oct. 6, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/875,983.
Application 14/875,983 is a continuation of application No. 14/856,716, filed on Sep. 17, 2015.
Application 14/856,716 is a continuation of application No. 14/684,959, filed on Apr. 13, 2015, granted, now 9,333,091.
Application 14/684,959 is a continuation of application No. 14/674,070, filed on Mar. 31, 2015, granted, now 9,439,777.
Application 14/674,070 is a continuation of application No. 14/668,576, filed on Mar. 25, 2015.
Application 14/668,576 is a continuation of application No. 14/640,741, filed on Mar. 6, 2015, granted, now 9,439,776.
Application 14/640,741 is a continuation of application No. 14/632,875, filed on Feb. 26, 2015, granted, now 9,730,803.
Application 14/632,875 is a continuation of application No. 13/490,743, filed on Jun. 7, 2012.
Application 13/490,743 is a continuation of application No. 10/778,684, filed on Feb. 13, 2004, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/448,221, filed on Feb. 14, 2003.
Prior Publication US 2016/0022437 A1, Jan. 28, 2016
Int. Cl. A61F 2/44 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/28 (2006.01); A61F 2/46 (2006.01); A61K 9/00 (2006.01); A61K 49/00 (2006.01); A61L 27/12 (2006.01); A61L 27/18 (2006.01); A61L 27/38 (2006.01); A61L 27/50 (2006.01); A61L 27/52 (2006.01); A61L 27/54 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/441 (2013.01) [A61B 17/00234 (2013.01); A61F 2/28 (2013.01); A61F 2/442 (2013.01); A61F 2/446 (2013.01); A61F 2/4425 (2013.01); A61F 2/4455 (2013.01); A61F 2/4465 (2013.01); A61F 2/4601 (2013.01); A61F 2/4611 (2013.01); A61K 9/0024 (2013.01); A61K 49/006 (2013.01); A61L 27/12 (2013.01); A61L 27/18 (2013.01); A61L 27/3821 (2013.01); A61L 27/3839 (2013.01); A61L 27/50 (2013.01); A61L 27/52 (2013.01); A61L 27/54 (2013.01); A61F 2/30965 (2013.01); A61F 2002/2817 (2013.01); A61F 2002/2835 (2013.01); A61F 2002/302 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3023 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3055 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30062 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30065 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30092 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30131 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30224 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30308 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30383 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30451 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30556 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30579 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30583 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30586 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30604 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30622 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30841 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30971 (2013.01); A61F 2002/448 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4475 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4627 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4635 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4677 (2013.01); A61F 2210/0004 (2013.01); A61F 2210/0014 (2013.01); A61F 2210/0061 (2013.01); A61F 2210/0071 (2013.01); A61F 2210/0085 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0016 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0025 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0058 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0013 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0063 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0065 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0069 (2013.01); A61F 2250/001 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0003 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0009 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0065 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00011 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00179 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00365 (2013.01); A61L 2300/252 (2013.01); A61L 2300/256 (2013.01); A61L 2300/404 (2013.01); A61L 2300/414 (2013.01); A61L 2300/43 (2013.01); A61L 2300/64 (2013.01); A61L 2430/38 (2013.01)] 27 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An intervertebral fusion device, comprising:
a) first and second structural walls;
b) a core comprising first and second side surfaces connecting the walls, and an opening in the first side surface; and
c) a cannula having a first end portion in fluid connection with the opening,
wherein the walls are separated by a first distance W1 in a collapsed condition and a second distance W2 in an expanded condition,
wherein W2 is greater than W1; and
wherein the device is arcuate.