Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8163022
APP PUB NO 20100094425A1
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This disclosure presents methods and devices for treating a tear, rent, incision, defect, aperture or delamination of the annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc. The methods and devices can employ fixation delivery apparatuses, fixation apparatuses, patch delivery tools and patches positioned, at least in part, in or on aspects of an intervertebral disc for treatment of the intervertebral disc or its components. In some aspects, these techniques include the use of this includes a fixation apparatus that includes at least one bone anchor connected to at least one disc anchor by a shortenable elongate member.

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KRT INVESTORS, INC.TROPHY CLUB, TX42

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Bentley, Ishmael Eagan, US 29 1044
Burns, Matthew M Orono, US 69 4866
Cauthen,, III Joseph C Gainesville, US 24 624
Dukart, Brian L Brooklyn Park, US 27 1580
Houfburg, Rodney L Prior Lake, US 49 2375
Wales, Lawrence W Maplewood, US 49 1828
Wessman, Bradley J Wilmington, US 55 3040

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8460319 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and method 0 2010
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