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Methods of securing an implant within an intervertebral disc are provided. In some embodiments, systems for minimally invasive disc augmentation include an anulus augmentation component and a nucleus augmentation component. Both are suited for minimally invasive deployment. The nucleus augmentation component restores disc height and/or replaces missing nucleus pulposus. The anulus augmentation component shields weakened regions of the anulus fibrosis and/or resists escape of natural nucleus pulposus and/or the nucleus augmentation component. Methods and deployment devices are also disclosed. Methods of closing a defect in an anulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc using a barrier are also provided.

Title
Method of anchoring an implant in an intervertebral disc
Application Number
11/442483
Publication Number
7524333 (B2)
Application Date
May 26, 2006
Publication Date
April 28, 2009
Inventor
Jacob Einhorn
Brookline
MA, US
Robert Kevin Moore
Natick
MA, US
Greg H Lambrecht
Natick
MA, US
Agent
Sean Kavanaugh
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Intrinsic Therapeutics
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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