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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Ishmael Bentley: Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, November 10, 2009: US07615076 (132 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Paul Burmeister: Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair. Anulex Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, February 28, 2006: US07004970 (125 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for annulus disc repair with and without the use of a patch or stent. The methods and devices are particularly suited to the repair and/or reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, with reduced f ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Ishmael Bentley: Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, July 6, 2010: US07749273 (102 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Brian L Dukart, Bradley J Wessman, Rodney L Houfburg, Paul Burmeister: Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, November 9, 2010: US07828850 (97 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for annulus disc repair with and without the use of a patch or stent. The methods and devices are particularly suited to the repair and/or reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, with reduced f ...


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Thomas R Hektner, Paul Burmeister, Lawrence W Wales, Daniel O Adams, Rodney L Houfburg: Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent. Anulex Technologies, Finnegan Farabow Garrett & Dunner, May 30, 2006: US07052516 (81 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc annulus repair stent for repair and reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, which may incorporate suture closure or other means of stent insertion and fixation, designed to reduce the failure rate of conventional surgical procedur ...


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Wesley Johnson, Deb Barber, Thomas Hektner, Larry Fuller, Lawrence W Wales: Transverse cavity device and method. Spine Wave, Maginot Moore & Beck, October 3, 2006: US07114501 (53 worldwide citation)

The invention teaches the use of a surgical instrument for creating and preparing a cavity in a bony intervertebral body. Asymmetrical cutting structures selectively open a cavity which has a relatively large surface area in the vertical direction.


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Thomas R Hektner, Paul Burmeister, Lawrence W Wales, Daniel O Adams, Rodney L Houfburg: Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, April 12, 2011: US07922768 (22 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc annulus repair device for repair and reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, which may incorporate suture closure or other means of stent insertion and fixation, designed to reduce the failure rate of conventional surgical procedu ...


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Lawrence W Wales: Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, May 3, 2011: US07935147 (21 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for enhancing the delivery of treatment devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices may employ delivery support elements to delivery tools used to deliver expandable treatment devices to the intervertebral dis ...


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Joseph C Cauthen, Matthew M Burns, Lawrence W Wales, Rodney L Houfburg, Joseph D Farrell: Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus. Anulex Technologies, Faegre & Benson, May 31, 2011: US07951201 (20 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for treating the annulus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices employ a fixation device delivery tool having a curved body portion. Fixation devices and methods are also disclosed for placement in intervertebral disc tissue.


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Joseph C Cauthen III, Matthew M Burns, Thomas R Hektner, Paul Burmeister, Lawrence W Wales, Daniel O Adams, Rodney L Houfburg: Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent. Anulex Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, October 11, 2011: US08034112 (17 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc annulus repair device for repair and reconstruction of the spinal disc wall (annulus) after surgical invasion or pathologic rupture, which may incorporate suture closure or other means of stent insertion and fixation, designed to reduce the failure rate of conventional surgical procedu ...