Tangential fit of patient-specific guides

  • US 10,426,491 B2
  • Filed: 10/16/2017
  • Issued: 10/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/13/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A bone preparation guide comprising:

  • a first patient-specific portion based on image data of a specific patient'"'"'s bone and configured to match a bone surface on the specific patient;

    a first bone-contacting portion based on image data of the specific patient'"'"'s bone and configured to match the bone surface; and

    an intermediate portion configured to be a bone-facing portion supported by the first patient-specific portion and the first bone-contacting portion;

    wherein the bone contacting portion includes bone contacting members including pointed tips.

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