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A combination pre-filled and in situ filled implant for the replacement of an intervertebral disc of the spine, including a textile core and a flange with apertures dimensioned to receive screws or other affixation elements. The combination pre-filled and in situ filled implant may also have attached side pockets comprised of extra layers of embroidered fabric. The pockets on the implant may serve a dual purpose: to facilitate insertion and to expand the dimensions of the implant after insertion.

Title
Textile-based surgical implant and related methods
Application Number
12/416048
Publication Number
8377135 (B1)
Application Date
March 31, 2009
Publication Date
February 19, 2013
Inventor
Peter Butcher
Nottingham
GB
Christopher Reah
Taunton
GB
Alan McLeod
Somerset
GB
Agent
Heather Prado
Jonathan Spangler
NuVasive
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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