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A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction 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 method
Application Number
12/650776
Publication Number
8388527 (B2)
Application Date
December 31, 2009
Publication Date
March 5, 2013
Inventor
Eric Finley
Poway
CA, US
Scot Martinelli
Mountain Top
PA, US
Patrick Miles
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 1/32
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