Patent Number: 6,251,139

Title: Orthopedic filling material and method of use thereof

Abstract: A method of using a plaster of Paris as an orthopedic filling material prepared by mixing 15-80% by weight of calcium sulfate half-hydrate and 85-20% by weight of water, an aqueous solution, an aqueous dispersion, or an aqueous suspension; and stirring the resulting mixture into a paste having a viscosity in the range of 20 and 75 poises. The paste is injected into a cavity of a bone or a vertebra to be reinforced. The injected paste becomes hard in the cavity, and eventually will be absorbed by the patient.

Inventors: Lin; Chih-I (Chino Hills, CA), Lin; Shengfu (Taipei, TW)

Assignee:

International Classification: A61B 17/72 (20060101); A61B 17/68 (20060101); A61B 17/70 (20060101); A61B 17/88 (20060101); A61F 2/46 (20060101); A61L 24/02 (20060101); A61L 27/00 (20060101); A61L 27/02 (20060101); A61L 24/00 (20060101); A61F 2/02 (20060101); A61F 2/28 (20060101); A61F 2/30 (20060101); A61F 2/44 (20060101); A61F 002/44 (); A61B 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018