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A surgical method of repair and reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, incorporating suture closure, or stent insertion and fixation, designed to reduce the failure rate of conventional surgical procedures on the spinal discs. The design of the spinal disc annulus stent allows ingrowth of normal cells of healing in an enhanced fashion strengthening the normal reparative process.

Title
Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent
Application Number
10/392739
Publication Number
7189235 (B2)
Application Date
March 19, 2003
Publication Date
March 13, 2007
Inventor
Joseph C Cauthen
Gainesville
FL, US
Agent
Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik
Assignee
Anulex Technologies
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/04
A61B 19/00
A61B 5/04
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