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A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site.

Title
Surgical access system and related methods
Application Number
11/137169
Publication Number
7207949 (B2)
Application Date
May 25, 2005
Publication Date
April 24, 2007
Inventor
Eric Finley
Lancaster
CA, US
Scot Martinelli
San Diego
CA, US
Patrick Miles
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Jonathan D Spangler
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 1/32
A61B 5/05
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