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Spinal tissue distraction devices that include at least one guide member for guiding a distraction device to a location between layers of spinal tissue. The guide member has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion is adapted for insertion between the tissue layers and defines a shape of a desired support structure. The distraction device is slidably mounted on the guide member for advancing the distraction device distally along the guide member for insertion of the distraction device between the tissue layers. The distraction device substantially conforms to the shape defined by the distal end portion of the guide member to form a support structure that separates, supports or both separates and supports the tissue layers.

Title
Spinal tissue distraction devices
Application Number
13/161956
Publication Number
8979929 (B2)
Application Date
June 16, 2011
Publication Date
March 17, 2015
Inventor
Laurent Schaller
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Cook Alex
Assignee
Benvenue Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/30
A61F 2/28
A61B 17/02
A61B 17/00
A61F 2/46
A61B 17/88
A61B 17/70
A61F 2/44
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