Patient-specific shoulder guide

  • US 10,390,845 B2
  • Filed: 01/28/2016
  • Issued: 08/27/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An orthopedic device for a shoulder joint comprising:

  • a patient-specific alignment guide including;

    a cap having a three-dimensional engagement surface customized in a pre-operative plan by computer imaging to closely mate and conform to a corresponding humeral head of a proximal humerus of a patient, a periphery of the cap being configured to surround an anatomic neck of the humeral head;

    an element defining a longitudinal guiding bore configured for guiding an alignment pin at a patient-specific position and an orientation determined in the pre-operative plan;

    an orientation feature on the cap, the orientation feature configured to orient the cap relative to the humeral head when the orientation feature is aligned with a landmark of the proximal humerus; and

    a resection formation comprising a slot provided at the periphery of the cap, the slot being configured for guiding a resection of the anatomic neck of the humeral head.

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