US 11,653,935 B2
Decorticating device for fusing a sacroiliac joint
Sean LaNeve, Tampa, FL (US); Charles Girsch, Tampa, FL (US); and Chris Girsch, Tampa, FL (US)
Assigned to Pain TEQ, LLC, Tampa, FL (US)
Filed by Pain TEQ, LLC, Tampa, FL (US)
Filed on Jun. 30, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/855,373.
Application 17/855,373 is a continuation of application No. 17/370,832, filed on Jul. 8, 2021, granted, now 11,389,305.
Application 17/370,832 is a continuation of application No. 17/063,609, filed on Oct. 5, 2020, granted, now 11,058,556, issued on Jul. 13, 2021.
Application 17/063,609 is a continuation in part of application No. 16/851,840, filed on Apr. 17, 2020, granted, now 11,154,402, issued on Oct. 26, 2021.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/910,913, filed on Oct. 4, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0331117 A1, Oct. 20, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 17/16 (2006.01); A61F 2/46 (2006.01); A61B 17/02 (2006.01); A61B 17/84 (2006.01); A61B 17/92 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/90 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/1671 (2013.01) [A61B 17/025 (2013.01); A61B 17/1659 (2013.01); A61B 17/848 (2013.01); A61B 17/92 (2013.01); A61F 2/30988 (2013.01); A61F 2/4611 (2013.01); A61B 17/1604 (2013.01); A61B 17/90 (2021.08); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0256 (2013.01); A61B 2017/922 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30995 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4681 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A decorticating device for forming a fusion implant insertion location in a sacroiliac joint, the decorticating device comprising:
an abrading head at a distal end of the decorticating device, the abrading head having:
abrading surfaces on each of a first pair of opposing sides, the abrading surfaces comprising one or more teeth, barbs, blades, ridges, slots, broaches, or other members capable of abrading a cortical bone of the sacroiliac joint; and
a second pair of opposing sides, each side of the second pair of opposing sides comprising a curved distal portion having a curved cutting edge; and
a slide hammer assembly at a proximal end of the abrading device, the slide hammer assembly having a released position that enables operation of the slide hammer assembly, a locked position that prohibits operation of the slide hammer assembly, and a releasing means for transitioning the slide hammer assembly between the locked position and the released position.