05888220 is referenced by 403 patents and cites 38 patents.

A method and related materials and apparatus for using minimally invasive techniques to repair (e.g., reconstruct) tissue such as fibrocartilage, and particularly fibrocartilage associated with diarthroidal and amphiarthroidal joints. The method involves the use of minimally invasive techniques to access and prepare damaged or diseased fibrocartilage within the body, and to then deliver a curable biomaterial, such as a two-part polyurethane system, to the prepared site, and to cure the biomaterial in situ in order to repair the fibrocartilage. Applications include repair and replacement of the intervertebral disc of the spine.

Title
Articulating joint repair
Application Number
239248
Publication Number
5888220
Application Date
January 23, 1996
Publication Date
March 30, 1999
Inventor
Matthew W Baker
Minneapolis
MN, US
Craig A Bourgeault
Minneapolis
MN, US
Jeffrey C Felt
Greenwood
MN, US
Agent
Fredrikson & Byron P A
Assignee
Advanced Bio Surfaces
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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