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Minimally invasive methods and devices for introducing a spinal fixation element into a surgical site in a patient's spinal column are provided. In general, the method involves advancing a spinal fixation element in a first, lengthwise orientation along a pathway extending from a minimally invasive percutaneous incision to a spinal anchor site. As the spinal fixation element approaches the spinal anchor site, the fixation element can be manipulated to extend in a second orientation, which is preferably substantially transverse to the first orientation, to position the fixation element in relation to one or more spinal anchors.

Title
Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal fixation element placement
Application Number
14/853093
Publication Number
9750547 (B2)
Application Date
September 14, 2015
Publication Date
September 5, 2017
Inventor
Ramon Alberto Ruberte
Durham
NC, US
Sean P Selover
Westport
MA, US
George Joseph Ross
Rehoboth
MA, US
Christopher W Sicvol
Boston
MA, US
David Greg Anderson
Moorestown
NJ, US
Agent
Nutter McClennen & Fish
Assignee
DePuy Synthes Products
MA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/70
A61F 5/00
A61B 17/88
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