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A method for stabilizing a spinal motion segment by boring and excising an opening in a disc nucleus, inserting a fabric bag having a pore size between about 0.25 and 5.0 mm, packing the bag with a graft medium until the bag is a rigid self-retaining shape, then closing the bag. The nucleus is excised by inserting an expandable cutting tool in order to cut an area greater than the access opening. A further spinal stabilization includes positioning a flexible bag containing graft medium against the exterior of the lamina bone of the adjacent vertebra. The exterior lamina bone is prepared by roughening to present a bleeding surface to hasten bone growth.

Expandable fabric implant for stabilizing the spinal motion segment
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Publication Number
Application Date
March 1, 1995
Publication Date
August 27, 1996
Stephen D Kuslich
2400 Keller Pkwy., Maplewood, 55109
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus
A61F 5/04
A61F 2/44
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