07556601 is referenced by 74 patents and cites 63 patents.

Methods and devices for illuminating a surgical space during surgery in a patient are provided. A retractor provides a working path for access to a location in the patient. A light instrument is positionable in working channel to emit light at the surgical space without substantially obstructing access to the surgical space.

Title
Systems and techniques for illuminating a surgical space
Application Number
10/633288
Publication Number
7556601 (B2)
Application Date
August 1, 2003
Publication Date
July 7, 2009
Inventor
Richard Franks
Memphis
TN, US
Thomas E Roehm III
Braden
TN, US
Maurice M Smith
Cordova
TN, US
Kevin T Foley
Germantown
TN, US
Charles L Branch
Advance
NC, US
IPC
A61B 1/32
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