06673063 is referenced by 83 patents and cites 1 patents.

An apparatus for thermally treating intervertebral discs includes an energy application head having an energy application region and a tissue protecting region. A control member operationally connected to the energy application head preferably controls the energy application head during treatment. The present invention also includes a method for thermally treating an intervertebral disc.

Title
Epidural thermal posterior annuloplasty
Application Number
9/832642
Publication Number
6673063 (B2)
Application Date
April 10, 2001
Publication Date
January 6, 2004
Inventor
Darrell C Brett
Portland
OR, US
Agent
Karen Dana Oster
US
Assignee
Expanding Concepts
OR, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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