07615076 is referenced by 132 patents and cites 467 patents.

The present invention provides methods and devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ an expandable treatment device which is deployed at least partially in the subannular space. Fixation devices and methods are also disclosed, which help to secure the treatment device in place.

Title
Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus
Application Number
11/120750
Publication Number
7615076 (B2)
Application Date
May 3, 2005
Publication Date
November 10, 2009
Inventor
Ishmael Bentley
Eagan
MN, US
Rodney L Houfburg
Prior Lake
MN, US
Bradley J Wessman
Maple Grove
MN, US
Brian L Dukart
Brooklyn Park
MN, US
Lawrence W Wales
Maplewood
MN, US
Matthew M Burns
Orono
MN, US
Joseph C Cauthen III
Gainesville
FL, US
Agent
Faegre & Benson
Assignee
Anulex Technologies
MN, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
A61B 17/88
A61B 17/08
A61B 17/04
A61B 17/58
A61F 2/44
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