Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent

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PATENT NO 8088165
APP PUB NO 20060167553A1
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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 procedures on the spinal discs. In an illustrative embodiment, the design of the spinal disc annulus stent advantageously allows ingrowth of normal cells of healing in an enhanced fashion strengthening the normal reparative process.

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KRT INVESTORS, INC.TROPHY CLUB, TX44

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Adams, Daniel O Orono, US 96 6189
Burmeister, Paul Maple Grove, US 12 725
Burns, Matthew M Orono, US 70 5408
Cauthen,, III Joseph C Gainesville, US 25 786
Hektner, Thomas R Hamel, US 44 3594
Houfburg, Rodney L Prior Lake, US 50 2794
Wales, Lawrence W Maplewood, US 52 2218

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