Global Patent Index - EP 2019635 A2

EP 2019635 A2 2009-02-04 - METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TISSUE MODIFICATION

Title (en)

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TISSUE MODIFICATION

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG FÜR GEWEBEMODIFIKATION

Title (fr)

PROCEDES ET APPAREIL S'APPLIQUANT A LA MODIFICATION DE TISSUS

Publication

EP 2019635 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 07758250 A

Priority

  • US 2007063679 W
  • US 37526506 A
  • US 40584806 A
  • US 40648606 A
  • US 40585906 A
  • US 42937706 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2007106740A2] Apparatus for modifying tissue in a patient may include: an elongate, at least partially flexible body having a proximal portion and a distal portion; a tissue modifying member disposed along one side of the body; an atraumatic surface located adjacent the tissue modifying member; an actuator coupled with the tissue modifying member and extending to the proximal portion of the body; and means at or near the proximal and distal portions of the elongate body for facilitating application of tensioning and/or anchoring force to urge the tissue modifying member against the target tissue. In some embodiments, a flexible portion of the elongate body may be configured to extend through an intervertebral foramen of the patient's spine while the proximal and distal portions of the device extend out of the patient, and the tissue modifying member may be configured to remove soft tissue and/or bone to treat or alleviate spinal stenosis.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/32 (2006.01); A61B 17/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/1659 (2013.01); A61B 17/00234 (2013.01); A61B 17/02 (2013.01); A61B 17/1626 (2013.01); A61B 17/1671 (2013.01); A61B 17/1757 (2013.01); A61B 17/3421 (2013.01); A61B 17/8861 (2013.01); A61B 17/0218 (2013.01); A61B 17/320016 (2013.01); A61B 17/32002 (2013.01); A61B 17/8897 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00261 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00867 (2013.01); A61B 2017/32006 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3488 (2013.01); A61B 2090/08021 (2016.02)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2007106740A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK RS

DOCDB simple family

WO 2007106740 A2 20070920; WO 2007106740 A3 20081106; AU 2007226692 A1 20070920; AU 2007226692 B2 20130117; CA 2646251 A1 20070920; EP 2019635 A2 20090204; JP 2009529981 A 20090827; JP 5175264 B2 20130403