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Christopher W Sicvol, Erasmo Lopez, Ramon Ruberte: Percutaneous access devices and bone anchor assemblies. Depuy Spine, February 20, 2007: US07179261 (267 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous access device includes an inner tube and an outer tube disposed about at least a portion of the inner tube. The outer tube may be sized to span from a skin incision in a patient to a site proximate the spine of the patient. The distal end of the outer tube may be adapted to releasably ...


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James G Whayne, Sidney D Fleischman, Christopher W Sicvol: Dissecting cannula and methods of use thereof. nContact Surgical, Levine Bagade Han, September 18, 2012: US08267951 (166 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices described herein facilitate improved access of locations within the body by providing a variety of dissection modes on a single access device.


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David Greg Anderson, Christopher W Sicvol, George Joseph Ross, Sean P Selover, Ramon Alberto Ruberte: Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal fixation element placement. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 5, 2009: US07527638 (149 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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David Greg Anderson, Christopher W Sicvol, George Joseph Ross, Sean P Selover, Ramon Alberto Ruberte: Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal fixation element placement. DePuy Spine, Nutter McClennen & Fish, January 31, 2012: US08105361 (51 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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David Greg Anderson, Christopher W Sicvol, George Joseph Ross, Sean P Selover: Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal fixation element placement. DePuy Synthes Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 27, 2014: US08734490 (8 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Sean Selover, Christopher W Sicvol, Ronald Naughton, Nancy M Sheehy, Paul Birkmeyer: Rigidly guided implant placement. DePuy Spine, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, May 22, 2012: US08182491 (5 worldwide citation)

A system for guiding an implant to an optimal placement within a patient includes a trajectory guide for guiding instruments along a selected trajectory and a trajectory fixation device for fixing the trajectory guide in a selected position. The trajectory guide defines a path configured to align wi ...


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Paul Birkmeyer, Christopher W Sicvol, Hassan Serhan, Sean Selover, Ronald Naughton, Nancy M Sheehy: Rigidly guided implant placement with control assist. DePuy Spine, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, September 13, 2011: US08016835 (4 worldwide citation)

A system for guiding an implant to an optimal placement within a patient includes a trajectory guide for guiding instruments along a selected trajectory and a trajectory fixation device for fixing the trajectory guide in a selected position. The trajectory guide defines a path configured to align wi ...


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David Greg Anderson, Christopher W Sicvol, George Joseph Ross, Sean P Selover, Ramon Alberto Ruberte: Methods and devices for minimally invasive spinal fixation element placement. DePuy Synthes Products, Nutter McClennen & Fish, October 20, 2015: US09161786 (3 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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