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Theodore G Obenchain: Method of performing laparoscopic lumbar discectomy. Jerry R Seiler, March 23, 1993: US05195541 (354 worldwide citation)

A discectomy apparatus comprises an elongated sleeve member having receiving means therein for an endoscope, receiving means for securing and suction and irrigation channel means, all secured and extending along the interior length of the sleeve. The apparatus is especially suitable for performing a ...


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Theodore G Obenchain: Method of performing laparoscopic lumbar discectomy. Jerry R Seiler, May 24, 1994: US05313962 (305 worldwide citation)

In one method for performing a laparoscopic lumbar discectomy an incision is created in the abdominal wall of a patient. The peritoneal lining is dissected from the abdominal wall while relocating the peritoneal lining toward the midline of the abdomen to create an expanded retroperitoneal space. A ...


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Theodore G Obenchain, Laurence M McKinley: Four-blade surgical speculum. Christie Parker & Hale, March 22, 2005: US06869398 (154 worldwide citation)

A speculum system with four blades is provided. The blades project in approximately the same direction, and each blade is connected to a handle linearly or at an angle. The handles are coupled together. In one embodiment, the distance between the blades is changeable so that a field of view defined ...


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Theodore G Obenchain: Nerve deflecting conduit needle and method. Jerry R Seiler Esq, March 24, 1998: US05730754 (86 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to devices and methods for accessing the spinal epidural space via the neural foramen. In one aspect of this invention a deflecting conduit needle device is disclosed having an elongated body extending substantially along a first axis. The device has a proximal end and a dista ...


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Theodore G Obenchain: Nerve deflecting conduit needle and method. Jerry R Seiler Esq, October 8, 1996: US05562695 (73 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to devices and methods for accessing the spinal epidural space via the neural foramen. In one aspect of this invention a deflecting conduit needle device is disclosed having an elongated body extending substantially along a first axis. The device has a proximal end and a dista ...


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Theodore G Obenchain, Laurence M McKinley: Method and apparatus for stabilization of facet joint. Aeolin, Kauth Pomeroy Peck & Bailey, July 6, 2010: US07749251 (9 worldwide citation)

A method, system and apparatus for stabilizing a facet joint are provided herein. The surgical method includes angling a screw from a ventral and a lateral side of the spine toward a dorsal and medial side of the spine, and screwing the screw through a superior facet of an inferior vertebra and into ...


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Theodore G Obenchain, Laurence M McKinley: Four-blade surgical speculum. Christie Parker & Hale, July 8, 2004: US20040133077-A1

A speculum system with four blades is provided. The blades project in approximately the same direction, and each blade is connected to a handle linearly or at an angle. The handles are coupled together. In one embodiment, the distance between the blades is changeable so that a field of view defined ...


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Theodore G Obenchain, Laurence M McKinley: Method and apparatus for stabilization of facet joint. Christie Parker & Hale, December 16, 2004: US20040254575-A1

The current invention is directed to a method, system and apparatus for stabilizing a facet joint. One embodiment of a method according to the current invention includes angling a screw from a ventral and a lateral side of the spine toward a dorsal and medial side of the spine, and screwing the scre ...


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Theodore G Obenchain, Laurence M McKinley: Four-blade surgical speculum. Christie Parker & Hale, May 26, 2005: US20050113644-A1

A speculum system with four blades is provided. The blades project in approximately the same direction, and each blade is connected to a handle linearly or at an angle The handles are coupled together. In one embodiment, the distance between the blades is changeable so that a field of view defined a ...