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The present invention involves systems and related methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments, including the use of neurophysiology-based monitoring to: (a) determine nerve proximity and nerve direction to surgical instruments employed in accessing a surgical target site; (b) assess the pathology (health or status) of a nerve or nerve root before, during, or after a surgical procedure; and/or (c) assess pedicle integrity before, during or after pedicle screw placement, all in an automated, easy to use, and easy to interpret fashion so as to provide a surgeon-driven system.

Title
System and methods for performing surgical procedures and assessments
Application Number
10/809280
Publication Number
7522953 (B2)
Application Date
March 25, 2004
Publication Date
April 21, 2009
Inventor
Allen Farquhar
San Diego
CA, US
James Gharib
San Diego
CA, US
Goretti Medeiros legal representative
Plantsville
CT, US
Norbert F Kaula
Arvada
CO, US
Agent
Rory Schermerhorn
Jonathan Spangler
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/04
A61B 5/05
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