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A disk herniation constraining device for implantation into a vertebral disk can include a support member for support of a herniated portion of a disk. The support member can be connected to an anchor. The constraining device can include the insertion of augmentation material within the disk. A defect in the annulus of a disk can be closed using a prosthesis such as a barrier.

The barrier can be placed between the annulus and the nucleus of the disk. The barrier can include a sealant and an enlarger. The barrier can be implanted into the disk using a delivery cannule, an advancer and at least one control filament to control the positioning of the barrier over the defect. A stiffening element can be included within the barrier to impart stiffness to the barrier.

Title
Devices and methods of vertebral disc augmentation
Application Number
9/608797
Publication Number
6425919 (B1)
Application Date
June 30, 2000
Publication Date
July 30, 2002
Inventor
Gregory H Lambrecht
Natick
MA, US
Agent
Intrinsic Orthopedics
US
Agent
Gerard Von Hoffmann
US
Sean Kavanaugh
US
Assignee
Intrinsic Orthopedics
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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