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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
10/789797
Publication Number
7819801 (B2)
Application Date
February 27, 2004
Publication Date
October 26, 2010
Inventor
Goretti Medeiros legal representative
Plantsville
CT, US
Jeffrey Blewett
San Diego
CA, US
Norbert Kaula
Arvada
CO, US
Allen Farquhar
San Diego
CA, US
James Gharib
San Diego
CA, US
Eric Finley
Lancaster
CA, US
Scot Martinelli
Poway
CA, US
Patrick Miles
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Rory Schermerhorn
Jonathan Spangler
Assignee
Nuvasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 1/32
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