Method and system for assisting implant placement in thin bones such as scapula

  • US 10,016,241 B2
  • Filed: 03/24/2016
  • Issued: 07/10/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for planning a creation of a cement bore in a bone, comprising:

  • obtaining a virtual model of a bone, the model of the bone including a proximal bone surface, a distal bone surface, and a depth profile between the proximal bone surface and the distal bone surface;

    obtaining a planned positioning of a first implant selected to be implanted in the proximal bone surface;

    obtaining an identity of at least one tool used to alter the proximal bone surface to receive the first implant in the planned positioning and obtaining geometry data for the at least one tool;

    generating a cement bore required in the bone using the geometry data of the at least one tool and the planned positioning of the first implant; and

    outputting the virtual model of the bone with the cement bore indicative of a relation between the cement bore and the distal bone surface.

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