Patent Number: 6,251,141

Title: Bone canal plug, method of making, and method of using

Abstract: A plug system for preventing material from extruding beyond a desired location in a bone tunnel includes a plug member that has an insertion axis extending from a first end and a plurality of interleaving arms disposed about the insertion axis. The arms are affixed at a second end and are flarable at the first end between an insertion position wherein the arms are relatively close packed and a position wherein the arms are flared. A portion of each arm remains in overlapping relation to an adjacent arm. The system further includes an expansion member that has an insertion portion adapted to separate the arms upon progressive entry along the insertion axis from the first end. In use the plug can be inserted either first end first, with the expansion member drawn into the plug by a manipulator, or second end first, with the expansion member driven along the insertion axis.

Inventors: Pierson, III; Raymond H. (Orlando, FL), Justin; Daniel F. (Logan, UT)

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International Classification: A61F 2/30 (20060101); A61F 2/46 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 002/30 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018