Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7985257
APP PUB NO 20070061013A1
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11556878

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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 failure rate as compared to conventional surgical procedures.

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KRT INVESTORS, INC.TROPHY CLUB, TX42

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Burmeister, Paul Maple Grove, US 12 608
Burns, Matthew M Orono, US 69 4758
Cauthen,, III Joseph C Gainesville, US 24 599
Dukart, Brian L Brooklyn Park, US 27 1542
Houfburg, Rodney L Prior Lake, US 49 2310
Wales, Lawrence W Maplewood, US 49 1780
Wessman, Bradley J Wilmington, US 55 2981

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