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1. (WO2007016368) NERVE PROTECTION SYSTEM
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Pub. No.:    WO/2007/016368    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/029476
Publication Date: 08.02.2007 International Filing Date: 28.07.2006
IPC:
A61B 1/32 (2006.01)
Applicants: BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC. [US/US]; 90 Brookdale Drive, Springfield, MA 01104 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
GANNOE, James, Richard [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
FLYNN, John, Joseph [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: GANNOE, James, Richard; (US).
FLYNN, John, Joseph; (US)
Agent: GIACCIO, Anthony; Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, One Broadway, New York, NY 10004-1007 (US)
Priority Data:
60/703,546 28.07.2005 US
Title (EN) NERVE PROTECTION SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME DE PROTECTION NEURALE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The present invention relates to a device (and corresponding method) that protects (e.g., shields and/or retracts) exiting and/or descending nerve (e.g., nerve root). This may be carried out in a controlled, unobtrusive manner during, for example, Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion ('TLIF'), Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion ('PLIF'), or Minimally Invasive Surgery ('MIS') spinal procedures. Further, the device may be form-fit to one or more particular ones of the following: nerve, pedicle, annulus, vertebral body, interbody device.
(FR)L'invention concerne un dispositif (et une méthode correspondante) qui protège (par exemple, par la constitution d'un écran et/ou par une rétraction) un nerf descendant et/ou sortant (par exemple, une racine nerveuse). La méthode de l'invention peut être mise en oeuvre de manière contrôlée et non obtrusive, pendant des procédures vertébrales de fusion intercorporelle lombaire transforaminal, de fusion intercorporelle lombaire postérieure (PLIF), ou de chirurgie minimalement invasive. En outre, le dispositif peut s'adapter à la forme d'au moins un des éléments suivants: un nerf, un pédicule, un annulus, un corps vertébral et un dispositif intercorporel.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)