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A method for replacing a nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disc. The method is achieved by removing the nucleus pulposus from the intervertebral disc to create a space defined by an inner wall of a annulus fibrosis. A flexible prosthetic disc is then inserted within the space formerly occupied by the nucleus pulposus and the prosthetic disc is subsequently filled with a gel.

Title
Disc replacement method and apparatus
Application Number
8/580826
Publication Number
5645597
Application Date
December 29, 1995
Publication Date
July 8, 1997
Inventor
Pavel I Krapiva
10008 Edward Ave., Bethesda, 20814
MD, US
Agent
Aquilino & Welsh
IPC
A61F 2/44
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