Patient-specific humeral guide designs

  • US 10,568,647 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2016
  • Issued: 02/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/25/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of resecting or resurfacing a humeral head using a humeral cut guide, the method comprising:

  • positioning a bone-engagement member along a humeral head surface of a humeral bone;

    positioning a registration member along a bicipital groove surface of a humeral bone;

    squeezing the registration member and the bone-engagement member to cause bending of the registration member relative to the bone-engagement member and thereby ensure seating of the humeral cut guide;

    sliding a cut guide plate along an elongate member extending from the humeral cut guide to engage the humeral head surface of the humeral bone; and

    resecting or resurfacing the humeral head using a cutting device engaged with the cut guide plate.

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