SHAPE ADAPTABLE INTRAMEDULLARY FIXATION DEVICE

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Inventors
  • HARSHMAN, EDWARD SCOTT
  • DIMMER, STEVEN CHARLES
  • BAKER, DANIEL REED
  • STINSON, DAVID THOMAS
  • MEEK, ROBERT
  • COOPE, ROBIN JOHN NOEL
  • LAM, LOK TIN
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Applicants
  • University of British Columbia
  • HARSHMAN, EDWARD SCOTT
  • DIMMER, STEVEN CHARLES
  • BAKER, DANIEL REED
  • STINSON, DAVID THOMAS
  • MEEK, ROBERT N
  • COOPE, ROBIN JOHN NOEL
  • LAM, LOK TIN

Abstract

Implantable devices for fixation of curved bone such as the pelvic ring pubic symphysis and acetabulum, and methods for the use of the devices are disclosed. The implantable devices are convertible between a flexible state and a rigid state, and include an elongate structure having a proximal bone interface, a main body, and a distal bone interface. In a flexible state, the devices may be inserted along, and conform to a curved pathway, and in the rigid state, the devices may support the mechanical loads required to fixate a fracture.