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Disclosed are methods and devices for accessing and treating the spine, while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissue. A device is introduced through tissue, to an access point on the spine. The device is thereafter advanced axially within the spine, from the access point across a treatment zone. Spinal fusion cages, other fusion implants and/or bone growth material is introduced into at least one vertebral body and/or at least one disc space.

Title
Method and apparatus for spinal augmentation
Application Number
10/125771
Publication Number
6899716 (B2)
Application Date
April 18, 2002
Publication Date
May 31, 2005
Inventor
Andrew H Cragg
Edina
MN, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
TranS1
NC, US
IPC
A61F 005/00
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