Patient-specific guide for partial acetabular socket replacement

  • US 10,098,648 B2
  • Filed: 12/29/2015
  • Issued: 10/16/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A device for partial acetabular replacement comprising:

  • a patient-specific acetabular guide having a first curved three-dimensional surface configured to nestingly mate in only one position to the patient'"'"'s acetabulum including the acetabulum'"'"'s articular cartilage and acetabular fossa, the acetabular guide having a patient-specific guiding formation configured to guide a cutting tool to remove a cartilage defect of the patient'"'"'s acetabulum and prepare the acetabulum for a patient-specific partial acetabular implant;

    wherein the acetabular guide includes a second planar outer surface and the guiding formation is an open bore extending from the second surface and through the first surface.

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