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Methods and instruments for endoscopic interbody surgical techniques




Title: Methods and instruments for endoscopic interbody surgical techniques.
Abstract: This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing a surgical procedure in a disc space between adjacent vertebrae. A cannula is inserted to create a working channel through the skin and tissue of a patient using a transforaminal approach to the disc space. A viewing element is used to visualize working end of the cannula and the disc space. A facetectomy is performed through the working channel to access the disc space. The disc space is prepared with various instruments, such as distractors, shims, chisels and distractor-cutters that extend through the working channel. At least implant is inserted into the disc space. The procedure allows bi-lateral support of the adjacent vertebrae with the at least one implant inserted via a unitary, minimally invasive approach to disc space. ...

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USPTO Applicaton #: #20130030535
Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, John L. White, Bradley T. Estes, Mingyan Liu, Loic Josse, Jeffrey D. Moore


The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20130030535, Methods and instruments for endoscopic interbody surgical techniques.




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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20130030535 A1
Publish Date
01/31/2013
Document #
13633448
File Date
10/02/2012
USPTO Class
623 1716
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
61F2/44
Drawings
18


Chisel Cannula Foramina Implant Vertebra Vertebrae Ectomy Facet Facetectomy Instruments Adjacent Vertebra Transforaminal

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20130131|20130030535|methods and instruments for endoscopic interbody surgical techniques|This invention relates to methods and instruments for performing a surgical procedure in a disc space between adjacent vertebrae. A cannula is inserted to create a working channel through the skin and tissue of a patient using a transforaminal approach to the disc space. A viewing element is used to |Warsaw-Orthopedic-Inc