Tongue suspension system with hyoid-extender for treating obstructive sleep apnea

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12608168

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A system for treating obstructive sleep apnea includes a first element implantable in a tongue and a second element implantable between muscle planes of an inframandibular region. The second element has a first end coupled with the first element and a second end coupled with a hyoid bone for preventing the base of the tongue from collapsing against an opposing pharyngeal wall during sleep. The first and second implantable elements have outer surfaces that are substantially impermeable to tissue in-growth to allow for post-surgical adjustment or removal, if necessary. The first implantable element is elongated and includes a first end, a second end, and a center section located between the first and second ends. The center section is implantable in the tongue, and the first and second ends of the first implantable element are advanceable beneath the tongue for being coupled with the anterior end of the second implantable element.

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ETHICON INCU S ROUTE 22 P O BOX 151 SOMERVILLE NJ 08876

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Lindh,, Sr David C Flemington, US 29 713
Rousseau, Robert A Ottsville, US 60 4207
Weadock, Kevin S Hillsborough, US 35 4449

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