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Apparatus and methods are directed at stabilizing somatic implants. A site within a body is selected that has a first region having a tight and/or changing curvature bordered by a second region or regions having minimal or constant curvature. An apparatus that has a flexible portion and one or more relatively rigid portions may then be implanted such that the flexible portion is situated in the first region and the rigid portion lies in the second region whereby the implant will remain dynamically stable and resist migration

Title
Deployment devices and methods for vertebral disc augmentation
Application Number
10/325320
Publication Number
7124761 (B2)
Application Date
December 19, 2002
Publication Date
October 24, 2006
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
Sean Kavanaugh Esq
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Intrinsic Therapeutics
MA, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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