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Parviz Kambin: Method for decompressing herniated intervertebral discs. Pilling Co, Howson and Howson, March 4, 1986: US04573448 (619 worldwide citation)

Decompression of herniated discs in the lumbar spine is carried percutaneously by the insertion of a specially designed cannulated trocar over a guide wire extending through the patient's back toward the herniated disc at an angle of approximately 35 degrees with respect to the patient's perpendicul ...


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Sakurai Tomohisa, Hatta Shinji, Karasawa Masaru, Tsukagoshi Takeshi, Shiga Akira, Yasunaga Koji, Yamamiya Hiroyuki, Nakamura Takeaki: Chargeable battery type medical treatment apparatus. Olympus Optical, October 17, 2000: JP2000-287987 (470 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To make charging a battery with electricity possible while sterilized condition of a tool for surgery is kept and the battery is mounted in the tool for surgery. SOLUTION: High frequency electric current is applied on electricity transmitting coil 44 on the outer periphery of a ...


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Alan R Spievack, Fernando A de Toledo: Intramedullary bone cutting saw. Genesis Orthopedics, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, January 7, 1997: US05591170 (468 worldwide citation)

A powered bone cutting saw is used from within the intramedullary canal of a bone. A cutting blade is inserted through a bored intramedullary canal to a predetermined cutting depth. A motor is coupled to the cutting blade to rotate the cutting blade. The blade is extended to a cutting position and o ...


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Sutterlin Chester E Iii, Gravenstein Nikolaus, Del, Rio Eddy M, Lamanna José M: Powered kerrison-like rongeur system. The Anspach Effort, Sutterlin Chester E Iii, Gravenstein Nikolaus, Del, Rio Eddy M, Lamanna José M, NORMAN FRIEDLAND PATENT ATTORNEY, June 17, 2004: WO/2004/049956 (427 worldwide citation)

A motorized drill is mounted in the handle (18) of a Kerrison Rongeur System utilized by a surgeon to perform surgical procedures on a patient, includes mechanism for moving the bit (25) supported in a rotating drill (12) toward the fixed upstanding foot (24) mounted at the remote end of the pistol- ...


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Ma Gabriel W C, Poulson Don E: Method for interbody fusion of the spine. Geauque Robert E, November 19, 1974: US3848601 (409 worldwide citation)

Three units of surgical apparatus for interbody fusion of the spine and method of use. The first unit consists of an intervertebral mortising chisel with the inner drill bit used to remove a block of tissue of specified dimension. The second unit consists of the bone plug cutter with the inner bone ...


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Christopher Philipp, Malackowski Don, Tague Chris M: Powered surgical tool with control module that contains a sensor for remotely monitoring the tool power generating unit. Stryker Corporation, Christopher Philipp, Malackowski Don, Tague Chris M, GOLDENBERG David S, January 4, 2007: WO/2007/002180 (374 worldwide citation)

A powered surgical tool with a housing that contains a power generating unit such as a motor. A control module is disposed in a shell that is mounted in the housing. The control module contains a control circuit for regulating the actuation of the power generating unit. The power generating unit emi ...


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Papineau Paula, Crombie S John, Pellegrino C Richard, Patel Samit, Sutton Jeffrey: Device for advancing a functional element through tissue. Depuy Acromed, March 31, 2004: EP1402821-A2 (373 worldwide citation)

A device for therapeutically treating bone comprises a housing (11) having a base portion (13) having a distal face (17), and a first passage (19) opening upon the distal face (17) and forming a longitudinal axis, a probe (41) adapted to advance through the first passage (19) along the longitudinal ...


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Johnston Constance Elaine, Ryan Phillip Andrew, Mills Carrie Deanne, Mykleby Perry Robin, Burroughs Andrew Christopher, Rush Benjamin Leo, Karahalios Tasos George, Brauer Jacob Shieffelin, Monson Rodney Hal, Sugalski Eric Christopher, Isaacs Dickon, Tappel James Gerard, Enders Thomas Franz, Chow Benjamin Mark, Cruse Energy Ii, Brenneman Scott Andrew: Powered surgical apparatus. Gyrus Ent L L C, December 22, 2004: EP1487359-A1 (340 worldwide citation)

A powered surgical apparatus can be used with a source of irrigation fluid and a source of suction. The powered surgical apparatus can include a cutting blade assembly and a handle. The handle can include an upper portion defining a distal section connectable to the cutting blade assembly and a lowe ...


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Johnston Constance Elaine, Ryan Phillip Andrew, Mykleby Perry Robin: A surgical instrument. Gyrus Ent, Gyrus Medical, PRATT David Martin, July 8, 2004: WO/2004/056276 (337 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises a probe (3) including an elongate hollow outer member (14) having a cutting window (16) at its distal end portion. An elongate drive shaft (15) is disposed within the outer member (14) and is mounted for rotation about its longitudinal axis within the probe. A cutting ...