Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, November 21st, 2004
"Retractors play an important role in surgery, especially using endoscopic techniques like microendoscopic discectomy," neurosurgeons in Germany noted. "As a consequence of the minimally invasive approach the working space is frequently very restricted."
"All currently available systems still use tubular retractors with limitations regarding flexibility, stability and accessible working space," noted D. Freudenstein and colleagues at the University Hospital in Tubingen. They presented the "first clinical results in a series of 20 consecutive patients" of SpineGate, a "newly...
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