07553330 is referenced by 46 patents and cites 377 patents.

Methods of reinforcing annulus fibrosis tissue within an intervertebral disc include the implantation of a support member also functioning as a barrier to resist damage to the tissue or herniation of tissue outside the disc. The device may be anchored to the surrounding tissue. The device is compressible and may be delivered in a minimally invasive manner through a cannula.

Title
Methods of reinforcing an intervertebral disc annulus
Application Number
11/508068
Publication Number
7553330 (B2)
Application Date
August 22, 2006
Publication Date
June 30, 2009
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
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Intrinsic Therapeutics
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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