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Scientific Publication Citing Dragonfly

Multi-point fit for patient specific guide

RyanJ.Schoenefeld (1)
United States Patent, February 2017


Patient-specific, X-ray, MRI, CT, Ultra-sound, Bone preparation guide


A bone preparation system including a guide body and a plurality of bone locators. The guide body is configured to mate with a patient-specific module having a patient-specific module surface customized based on image data of a specific patient to correspond to the patient's specific bone geometry. The plurality of bone locators are coupled to the guide body and positioned by the patient-specific module surface to define a patient-specific bone engaging surface of the guide corresponding to the patient's specific bone geometry.

How Our Software Was Used

Dragonfly was used for computer modeling to obtain three-dimensional computer images of the patient's anatomy. Design of patient-specific implants and associated tools, including, for example, alignment guides, cutting/milling/reaming/broaching or other tools for the surgical preparation of the joint.

Author Affiliation

(1) Biomet Manufacturing LLC, Warsaw, IN (US).

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