METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC SUPPORT AND REPAIR

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20120089229A1
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13152895

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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, CO1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Thramann, Jeffery Longmont, US 31 1064

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DISC DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
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OrthoPlex, LLC (1)
* 2003/0220,695 Inter-vertebral disc prosthesis for lumbar rachis through posterior surgery thereof 58 2003
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SPINAL STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (3)
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