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A percutaneous discectomy system 20 having a bendable discectomy probe 22 and steerable cannula 24 allows for a wide range of positions relative to the discectomy tissue to be severed. The bendable discectomy probe 22 includes a bendable section 78, 86 which can allow the probe 22 to be bent more than 90.degree. and still maintain the function required in order to sever and remove tissue. The steerable cannula 24 has a similar bendable section 102 which can appropriately position the end 50 of the discectomy probe 22 in order to address tissue to be removed.

Title
Percutaneous discectomy system having a bendable discectomy probe and a steerable cannula
Application Number
7/758806
Publication Number
5285795
Application Date
September 12, 1991
Publication Date
February 15, 1994
Inventor
Charles J Winslow
Walnut Creek
CA, US
Timothy J Ryan
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy
Assignee
Surgical Dynamics
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/20
A61B 1/00
A61B 10/00
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