US 10,376,206 B2
Neuromonitoring systems and methods for bone fixation or fusion procedures
Paul Sand, Redwood City, CA (US); and Scott A. Yerby, Montara, CA (US)
Assigned to SI-Bone Inc., Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed by SI-Bone Inc., San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 30, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/85,765.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/141,666, filed on Apr. 1, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0287171 A1, Oct. 6, 2016
Int. Cl. A61B 17/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/84 (2006.01); A61F 2/08 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/04 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 5/4851 (2013.01) [A61B 5/04001 (2013.01); A61B 5/6847 (2013.01); A61B 5/6886 (2013.01); A61B 17/846 (2013.01); A61B 2562/02 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of inserting an implant into a patient, the method comprising:
inserting a guide pin into the patient at a first site;
delivering a first electrical stimulus through the guide pin while the guide pin is inserted into the patient at the first site;
monitoring a second site for a first electrophysiological signal after the step of delivering the first electrical stimulus;
drilling a bore over the guide pin at the first site with a drill bit;
shaping the bore with a broach; and
inserting the implant into the bore.