Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus with diminished lateral bulging

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A prosthetic nucleus for a vertebral disc is made of a hydrogel material. The hydrogel prosthetic nucleus has a shape generally conforming to the natural nucleus pulposus, and it exhibits diminished lateral bulging under high compressive loads. The hydrogel has a water content of from 30% to 90% and has a compressive strength of 4 MNm.sup.-2 or greater. When the hydrogel material is dehydrated, it has a dimension of less than half of that of the hydrated hydrogel nucleus. The prosthetic nucleus may be formed of two or more pieces of hydrogel material which pieces, when combined, have a shape generally conforming to the natural nucleus. The prosthetic nucleus may have a stiff posterior periphery and/or a thickened anterior wall.

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HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.MAHWAH, NJ543
PFIZER INC.NEW YORK, NY754

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Bao, Qi-Bin New York, NY 41 5033
Higham, Paul A New York, NY 15 3338

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7776092 Elastomeric intervertebral disc prosthesis 8 2006
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8092532 Facet arthroplasty devices and methods 1 2003
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7051451 Facet joint prosthesis measurement and implant tools 182 2004
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7674296 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 71 2005
7445635 Method and apparatus for spine joint replacement 75 2005
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7618453 Facet joint replacement 35 2005
7406775 Implantable orthopedic device component selection instrument and methods 81 2005
8066740 Facet joint prostheses 1 2005
8221461 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and systems for treating spinal pathologies 2 2005
8062336 Polyaxial orthopedic fastening apparatus with independent locking modes 18 2005
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8764801 Facet joint implant crosslinking apparatus and method 1 2006
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8579941 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 1 2007
7621955 Facet joint replacement 38 2007
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8702755 Angled washer polyaxial connection for dynamic spine prosthesis 1 2007
8491635 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 0 2007
8425557 Crossbar spinal prosthesis having a modular design and related implantation methods 5 2007
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8353933 Facet joint replacement 0 2008
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8702759 System and method for bone anchorage 0 2008
8308768 System and method for facet joint replacement 2 2008
8252027 System and method for facet joint replacement 2 2008
8211147 System and method for facet joint replacement 0 2008
8206418 System and method for facet joint replacement with detachable coupler 13 2008
8906063 Spinal facet joint implant 0 2008
8777994 System and method for multiple level facet joint arthroplasty and fusion 1 2008
7998177 Linked bilateral spinal facet implants and methods of use 14 2008
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7914560 Spinal facet implant with spherical implant apposition surface and bone bed and methods of use 15 2008
7815648 Surgical measurement systems and methods 2 2008
8721723 Expandable vertebral prosthesis 34 2009
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