08343046 is referenced by 32 patents and cites 277 patents.

A method for accessing a spinal disc of a lumbar spine of a patient using a surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly. The method can include maintaining an operative corridor along a lateral, trans-psoas path using the retraction assembly.

Title
Surgical access system and related methods
Application Number
13/417499
Publication Number
8343046 (B2)
Application Date
March 12, 2012
Publication Date
January 1, 2013
Inventor
Goretti Medeiros legal representative
Plantsville
CT, US
Jeffrey Blewett
San Diego
CA, US
Norbert Kaula
Arvada
CO, US
Allen Farquhar
Portland
OR, US
James Gharib
San Diego
CA, US
Eric Finley
Poway
CA, US
Scot Martinelli
Mountain Top
PA, US
Patrick Miles
San Deigo
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 1/32
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