Methods for patient-specific shoulder arthroplasty

  • US 10,426,549 B2
  • Filed: 02/17/2016
  • Issued: 10/01/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of positioning a virtual guide on a virtual model of a patient'"'"'s scapula for installing a glenoid implant, the method comprising:

  • creating the virtual model of a patient'"'"'s scapula using software run by a processor, the virtual model created from an anatomical image of the patient'"'"'s scapula;

    identifying at least a first point on an anterior rim of a glenoid fossa and a second point on a posterior rim of the glenoid fossa of the virtual model; and

    positioning the virtual guide on the virtual model of the glenoid fossa as a function of the first point on the anterior rim and the second point on the posterior rim.

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