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1. US20050149011 - Catheter for delivery of energy to a surgical site

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1. A catheter for delivering energy to an intervertebral disc, and said catheter including at a proximal end a handle and at a distal end a probe and said intervertebral disc having a nucleus pulposus, an annulus fibrosus, and an inner wall of said annulus fibrosus, said nucleus pulposus having a first diameter in a disc plane between opposing sections of said inner wall, and said catheter comprising:
at least one energy delivery device located at the distal end of the catheter to deliver energy to portions of the intervertebral disc; and
an activation element located at the distal end of the catheter, to transition the probe from a linear to a multi-dimensional shape, within the intervertebral disc.
2- 34. (canceled)