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Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent

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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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ANULEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.PLYMOUTH, MN41

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Adams, Daniel O Orono, MN 114 3809
Burmeister, Paul Maple Grove, MN 19 400
Burns, Matthew M Orono, MN 85 3138
Cauthen,, III Joseph C - 28 268
Hektner, Thomas R 825 Navajo Rd., Hamel, MN 55340 55 2037
Houfburg, Rodney L Prior Lake, MN 65 1372
Wales, Lawrence W Maplewood, MN 67 930

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