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Patent: 7,169,405

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Summary for Patent: 7,169,405
Title:Methods and devices for the treatment of intervertebral discs
Abstract: Methods for treating at least one condition of an intervertebral disc (e.g. protrusion, hemiation, discogenic pain, dehydration, or degeneration) in a patient in need thereof are provided. The method comprises placing a device into an intervertebral space of a patient wherein the device comprises: a chemonucleolysis agent in solid form such that, when the device is placed into the nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc, it releases the chemonucleoylysis agent into the nuclear disc tissue surrounding the device to proteolytically degrade the tissue; or first or second active agents in solid form wherein the first active agent is different from the second active agent and wherein the device, when placed in the nucleous pulposus of the intervertebral disc, releases the first and second active agents into the nuclear disc tissue surrounding the device.
Inventor(s): Trieu; Hai H. (Cordova, TN)
Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (Warsaw, IN)
Application Number:10/634,798
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 7,169,405

Applicant Tradename Biologic Ingredient Dosage Form BLA Number Approval Date Patent No. Assignee Estimated Patent Expiration Status Orphan Source
Smith And Nephew SANTYL collagenase OINTMENT;TOPICAL 101995 001 1965-06-04   Start Trial Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (Warsaw, IN) 2039-03-29 RX search
Discure Medical, Llc CHYMODIACTIN chymopapain INJECTABLE;INJECTION 018663 002 1984-07-09   Start Trial Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (Warsaw, IN) 2039-03-29 DISCN search
Discure Medical, Llc CHYMODIACTIN chymopapain INJECTABLE;INJECTION 018663 001 1984-07-09   Start Trial Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. (Warsaw, IN) 2039-03-29 DISCN search
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