Congratulations to Rick Sasso, MD, a spine surgeon with Indiana Spine Group, on his recent patent assignment. This patent, filed in 2007 was approved in September 2011. US Patent number 8.016,831 is for” instruments and techniques for guiding instruments to a spinal column.”
This patent is related to spine surgery instrumentation and techniques for anterior cervical discectomy and spinal fusion, as well as safely and accurately placing cervical artificial discs replacements into the intradiscal space. For more detail about this patent, visit this link.