Patent Number: 8,574,308

Title: Systems and methods for installing and removing an expandable polymer

Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for installing shape memory polymers relative to orthopedic implants.

Inventors: Brown; Malcolm W R (Leeds, GB), Montes de Oca Balderas; Horacio (York, GB), Howling; Graeme I (Leeds, GB), Rains; James K. (Corodova, TN), Rose; John (Collierville, TN), Hall; Michael Andrew (Linthorpe, GB), Chivers; Robin A. (York, GB), Marsh; Andy (Selby, GB), Bettenga; Mason James (Memphis, TN), Thompson; Andrew (York, GB), Faber; Henry B. (Memphis, TN)

Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017