07722613 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 15 patents.

Devices and methods for removing body tissue involving the use of a brush member (12) having a plurality of bristle members defining a capacity for carrying body tissue. The brush member (12) is capable of being manipulated within said body to thereby receive body tissue within said brush member (12) such that said body tissue may be carried and thereafter removed from said body. Also provided are protective devices (90) dimensioned to be positioned near an entrance into the target site, the protective devices (90) for establishing a barrier between the brush member (12) and at least a portion of the body tissue adjacent to the entrance. The protective devices (16) may comprise one of a cannula assembly (14) and a retractor assembly.

Title
Systems and methods for removing body tissue
Application Number
10/527538
Publication Number
7722613 (B2)
Application Date
September 11, 2002
Publication Date
May 25, 2010
Inventor
Eric Kovach
Carlsbad
CA, US
Troy Woolley
San Diego
CA, US
Matthew Curran
Carlsbad
CA, US
Jason Blain
San Diego
CA, US
Chester Sutterlin
Gainesville
FL, US
Agent
Jonathan Spangler
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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