Resources Contact Us Home
Methods and apparatus for performing therapeutic procedures in the spine

Image Number 14 for United States Patent #7309338.

Methods and apparatus for forming one or more trans-sacral axial instrumentation/fusion (TASIF) axial bore through vertebral bodies in general alignment with a visualized, anterior or posterior axial instrumentation/fusion line (AAIFL or PAIFL) in a minimally invasive, low trauma, manner and providing a therapy to the spine employing the axial bore. Anterior or posterior starting positions aligned with the AAIFL or PAIFL are accessed through respective anterior and posterior tracts. Curved or relatively straight anterior and curved posterior TASIF axial bores are formed from the anterior and posterior starting positions. The therapies performed through the TASIF axial bores include discoscopy, full and partial discectomy, vertebroplasty, balloon-assisted vertebroplasty, drug delivery, electrical stimulation and various forms of spinal disc cavity augmentation, spinal disc replacement, fusion of spinal motion segments and implantation of radioactive seeds. Axial spinal implants and bone growth materials can be placed into single or multiple parallel or diverging TASIF axial bores to fuse two or more vertebrae, or distract or shock absorb two or more vertebrae.

  Recently Added Patents
Magnetic recording medium, information storage device, and method of manufacturing magnetic recording medium
Beverage container lid
Scanning transmission electron microscope and axial adjustment method thereof
Thwarting keyloggers using proxies
Apparatus for focus beam analysis of high power lasers
Reading apparatus and reading method
Methods and apparatus for monitoring communication through identification of priority-ranked keywords
  Randomly Featured Patents
Virtual junctors
Stable formulation components, compositions and laundry methods employing same
Baseband / RFIC interface for high throughput MIMO communications
Hydrotreating catalysts
Benzothiophene compounds
Wireless optical data probe
Apparatus for improving a golf swing
Safety binding for alpine skis
Method and apparatus for loading catalyst
Acceleration responsive control system and method for internal combustion engine