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Luiz Pimenta, Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley: Surgical access system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, Fish & Richardson P C, March 15, 2011: US07905840 (72 worldwide citation)

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction 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 establi ...


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Matthew Curran, Mark Peterson, Luiz Pimenta: Systems and methods for spinal fusion. NuVasive, Fish & Richardson P C, November 5, 2013: US08574301 (37 worldwide citation)

A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites.


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Matthew Curran, Mark Peterson, Luiz Pimenta: Systems and methods for spinal fusion. NuVasive, Fish & Richardson P C, December 17, 2013: US08608804 (30 worldwide citation)

A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites.


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Luiz Pimenta: Methods and apparatus for spinal fusion. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, February 15, 2011: US07887595 (29 worldwide citation)

A spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction to be introduced into an intervertebral disc space for the promotion of spinal fusion.


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Matthew Curran, Luiz Pimenta, Scot Martinelli, G Bryan Cornwall, Jonathan Spangler: Total disc replacement system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, December 11, 2012: US08328851 (17 worldwide citation)

Total disc replacement systems and related methods involving a lateral, trans-psoas surgical approach to the spine while performing at least one of continuous and intermittent intra-operative neural monitoring of the psoas muscle to avoid injury during introduction.


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Luiz Pimenta, Andrew Morris, Brian Snider, Michael Serra: Method and apparatus for performing spine surgery. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, October 16, 2012: US08287597 (16 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for correcting sagittal imbalance in a spine including instruments for performing the controlled release of the anterior longitudinal ligament through a lateral access corridor and hyper-lordotic lateral implants.


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Matthew Curran, Mark Peterson, Luiz Pimenta: Systems and methods for spinal fusion. NuVasive, Fish & Richardson P C, August 26, 2014: US08814940 (15 worldwide citation)

A system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spinal fusion implant into any of a variety of spinal target sites.


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Luiz Pimenta, Jared Arambula, Benjamin VerHage, Troy Woolley, Patrick Miles: System and methods for spinal fusion. NuVasive, Fish & Richardson P C, November 17, 2015: US09186261 (10 worldwide citation)

A spinal fusion system and related methods involve the use of a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction. The spinal fusion implant is particularly suited for introduction into the disc space via a lateral approach to the spine.


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Luiz Pimenta: Surgical access system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, Rory Schermerhorn, November 20, 2012: US08313430 (10 worldwide citation)

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction 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 establi ...


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Luiz Pimenta, Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley: Surgical access system and related methods. NuVasive, Fish & Richardson P C, November 26, 2013: US08591432 (9 worldwide citation)

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction 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 establi ...