Patent Number: 7,704,256

Title: Systems and methods for injecting flowable materials into bones

Abstract: A cavity creation device is introduced into a cancellous bone volume of a vertebral body through a percutaneous access path. The cavity creating device is manipulated to form a cavity in the cancellous bone volume. A volume of filling material is placed in the cavity by introducing a tube through the percutaneous access path and by conveying the filling material through a side dispensing port of the tube.

Inventors: Sand; Paul M (San Carlos, CA), Reiley; Mark A (Piedmont, CA), Scholten; Arie (Manteca, CA), Scribner; Robert M (Niwot, CO), Reo; Michael L (Redwood City, CA)

Assignee: Kyphon S RL

International Classification: A61B 17/58 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 4/27/12018