US Patent Application No: 2012/0089,229

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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC SUPPORT AND REPAIR

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An intervertebral disc device is provided to support or repair one or both of the disc annulus and the disc nucleus. The intervertebral disc device includes an annulus support and an elongated member to support the disc nucleus. The disc annulus support has an elongated wire and an annulus closure. The disc nucleus has an elongated member that is expandable. Any of the devices can be loaded with biologics. Moreover, any of the devices may include a scarring factor to promote fibrous growth.

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LANX, INC.BROOMFIELD, CO39

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Thramann, Jeffery Longmont, CO 43 487

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DISC DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
* 6,224,630 Implantable tissue repair device 392 1998
 
ORTHOPLEX, LLC (1)
* 2003/0220,695 Inter-vertebral disc prosthesis for lumbar rachis through posterior surgery thereof 46 2003
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