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Mark A. Bollinger (1)
United States PatentMarch 2017
Patient-specific, Acetabular guide, Implant, Artificial joint, Alignment guide, Bone preparation guide
An orthopedic device includes a patient-specific acetabular guide that can be used for preparing an acetabulum of a patient to receive an acetabular implant. The acetabular guide has a body with an outer three-dimensional surface configured to match an acetabulum of a specific patient's hip joint designed from data of the patient's hip joint. The acetabular guide can further include a peripheral annular rim.
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.
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