Deformable articulating templates

  • US 10,052,206 B2
  • Filed: 09/13/2016
  • Issued: 08/21/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of generating a patient-specific prosthetic implant, the method comprising:

  • generating a three-dimensional electronic representation of a human anatomical feature of a unique patient;

    identifying one or more representative surface curvature features on the three-dimensional electronic representation;

    selecting a virtual implant template of the human anatomical feature from a database of virtual implant templates,virtually test-fitting the identified one or more representative surface curvature features of the three-dimensional electronic representation with one or more corresponding surface curvature features of the selected virtual implant template of the human anatomical feature;

    associating the three-dimensional electronic representation with the selected virtual implant template, andgenerating the patient-specific prosthetic implant based on the selected virtual implant template, the patient-specific prosthetic implant having surface curvature features that imitate those of the human anatomical feature and that are specific to the unique patient.

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