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Devices for implantation into an intervertebral disc can include a membrane support member to augment a disc having a defect. A defect in the annulus of a disc can be repaired using a prosthesis such as a barrier. The barrier can include a sealant and an enlarger. The barrier can be implanted into the disc using a delivery cannula, an advancer and at least one control filament to control the positioning of the barrier. A stiffening element can be included within the barrier to impart stiffness to the barrier. The support member can also be connected to an anchor.

Title
Devices and methods of vertebral disc augmentation
Application Number
9/642450
Publication Number
6482235 (B1)
Application Date
August 18, 2000
Publication Date
November 19, 2002
Inventor
Claude A Vidal
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Russel J Redmond
Goleta
CA, US
Thomas Banks
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Robert Kevin Moore
Natick
MA, US
Gregory H Lambrecht
Natick
MA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
US
Agent
Sean Kavanaugh
US
Gerard Von Hoffmann
US
Assignee
Intrinsic Orthopedics
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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