05562695 is referenced by 73 patents and cites 14 patents.

This invention relates to devices and methods for accessing the spinal epidural space via the neural foramen. In one aspect of this invention a deflecting conduit needle device is disclosed having an elongated body extending substantially along a first axis. The device has a proximal end and a distal end, and a transverse conduit, positioned along the distal one-eighth of the device and extending substantially along a second axis, wherein the second axis is positioned at an acute angle relative to the first axis. In another aspect of the invention a method is disclosed for accessing the spinal epidural space via the neural foramen.

Title
Nerve deflecting conduit needle and method
Application Number
8/370989
Publication Number
5562695
Application Date
January 10, 1995
Publication Date
October 8, 1996
Inventor
Theodore G Obenchain
355 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, 92025-3336
CA, US
Agent
Jerry R Seiler Esq
IPC
A61B 17/34
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