Patient-specific glenoid guides

  • US 10,426,493 B2
  • Filed: 04/14/2016
  • Issued: 10/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for a shoulder joint of a patient comprising:

  • a glenoid guide comprising;

    an upper surface;

    a lower surface that is shaped as a patient-specific surface that is configured as a negative surface of at least a portion of a glenoid face based on a three-dimensional image of a shoulder joint of a patient reconstructed preoperatively from image scans of the shoulder joint of the patient;

    a first drill guide extending from the upper surface along a first alignment axis configured preoperatively with a patient-specific orientation and insertion location for guiding a first glenoid implant into the glenoid face;

    a second drill guide extending from the upper surface along a second alignment axis configured preoperatively with a patient-specific orientation and location for guiding a second glenoid implant into the glenoid face;

    a baseplate implant configured to engage the glenoid face and having a plurality of fixation holes therein; and

    a finishing drill guide configured to couple with the baseplate implant, the second drill guide including a plurality of drilling bores that communicate with the fixation holes.

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