Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2017040873) MULTI-SHIELD SPINAL ACCESS SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040873    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050022
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 1/00
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/56
Applicants: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
Inventors: THOMMEN, Daniel
RICHTER, Joern
WANG, Michael
ASSAKER, Richard
FESSLER, Richard
MEHREN, Christoph
BENG, Tan Seang
TAYLOR, William
BUEHLMANN, Eric
WHITE, Michael
Title: MULTI-SHIELD SPINAL ACCESS SYSTEM
Abstract:
An access device for accessing an intervertebral disc having an outer shield comprising an access shield with a larger diameter (~16-30 mm) that reaches from the skin down to the facet line, with an inner shield having a second smaller diameter (~5-12mm) extending past the access shield and reaches down to the disc level. This combines the benefits of the direct visual microsurgical/mini open approaches and the percutaneous, "ultra-MIS" techniques.