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A device for modifying tissue in a spine may include: a shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the distal portion having dimensions which allow it to be passed into an epidural space of the spine and between target and non-target tissues; at least one distal force application member extending from the distal portion of the shaft and configured to facilitate application of at least one of anchoring force and tensioning force to the shaft; at least one movable tissue modifying member coupled with the shaft at or near its distal portion; at least one drive member coupled with the at least one tissue modifying member to activate the at least one tissue modifying member; and at least one power transmission member coupled with the at least one drive member to deliver power to the at least one drive member.

Title
Powered tissue modification devices and methods
Application Number
11/406486
Publication Number
7938830 (B2)
Application Date
April 17, 2006
Publication Date
May 10, 2011
Inventor
John E Ashley
Danville
CA, US
Kenneth Michlitsch
Livermore
CA, US
Jeffery L Bleich
Palo Alto
CA, US
Vahid Saadat
Saratoga
CA, US
Agent
Shay Glenn
Assignee
Baxano
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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