Patent Number: 8,721,668

Title: Systems and methods for treatment of compressed nerves

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system for releasing a ligament. In one embodiment, the system includes a proximal handle, a tubular body, and a flexible body. The tubular body includes a proximal end and a distal end. The handle is coupled to the proximal end. The flexible body extends through the tubular body and includes a tissue cutting portion. The flexible body is longitudinally displaceable relative to the tubular body to move the tissue cutting portion between a non-deployed state and a deployed state.

Inventors: McCormack; Bruce M. (San Francisco, CA), Eyster; Edward Fletcher (St. Helena, CA), Smith; Jeffrey D. (Clayton, CA), Liou; Edward (Mountain View, CA), Carver; Jonathan (Millbrae, CA), How; Peter (Sunnyvale, CA), Druker; Joshua (Redwood City, CA), Leugers; Martin (San Francisco, CA), Tanaka; Shigeru (Half Moon Bay, CA)

Assignee: Thayer Intellectual Property, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018