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A method in which a probe is advanced between a neural tissue structure and a non-neural tissue structure such as the intervertebral foramen. The probe includes electrodes on opposite surfaces. Threshold currents required to stimulate action potentials for each electrode are determined. A ratio of the threshold currents are calculated. Tissue is removed from the non-neural tissue structure when the ratio is greater than a predetermined threshold.

Title
Spinal access and neural localization
Application Number
11/457416
Publication Number
7578819 (B2)
Application Date
July 13, 2006
Publication Date
August 25, 2009
Inventor
Jefferey Bleam
Boulder Creek
CA, US
Ron Leguidleguid
Fremont
CA, US
Jeffery L Bleich
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Shay Glenn
Assignee
Baxano
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/00
A61B 17/20
A61B 17/56
A61B 18/04
A61B 17/00
A61B 5/04
A61B 5/05
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