Patient-specific fracture fixation instrumentation and method

  • US 10,251,690 B2
  • Filed: 04/26/2017
  • Issued: 04/09/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for internal bone fracture fixation comprising:

  • engaging an inner three-dimensional surface of a bone holder with an outer surface of a first bone fragment of a fractured bone of a patient, the inner surface designed preoperatively to match the first bone fragment of the fractured bone based on a medical scan of the patient;

    carrying the first bone fragment in the bone holder attached to a reduction instrument;

    moving the first bone fragment with the reduction instrument to engage a fractured surface of the fractured bone using a shaft connected to the bone holder;

    passing a pin through a hole of the bone holder into the fractured bone;

    removing the bone holder;

    attaching a patient-specific bone-engagement surface of an implant to an outer surface of a first bone portion of the fractured bone and the first bone fragment; and

    fixing the first bone fragment to the fractured bone.

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