Patient-specific glenoid guide with a reusable guide holder

  • US 10,441,298 B2
  • Filed: 10/09/2017
  • Issued: 10/15/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A glenoid device for preparing a shoulder joint of a patient comprising:

  • a reusable guide holder comprising a handle shaft, the handle shaft comprising an elongate projection defining a major axis extending along a largest dimension of the handle shaft, the elongate projection configured to extend perpendicularly away from the glenoid face of the shoulder joint when the glenoid device is engaged with a glenoid face of the shoulder joint; and

    a patient-specific glenoid guide having a body releasably couplable to the reusable guide holder, the body defining a patient-specific surface configured to nestingly mate and conform to a corresponding portion of a surface of the glenoid face of the patient based on an image of the shoulder joint of the patient as reconstructed preoperatively from a medical image of the shoulder joint of the patient, wherein the handle shaft is releasably couplable to the patient-specific glenoid guide body on an opposite side of the body as the patient-specific surface; and

    a tubular element releasably connected to the body on the opposite side of the body as the patient-specific surface, the tubular element defining a bore having a patient-specific orientation aligned along an anatomic or reverse alignment axis of the patient determined according to a pre-operative plan of the patient.

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