System and method for association of a guiding aid with a patient tissue

  • US 10,624,655 B2
  • Filed: 10/19/2017
  • Issued: 04/21/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A guide for placing at least one landmark in a patient tissue comprising:

  • a central portion defining a first guiding bore configured to receive and guide a tool for placing the at least one landmark in the patient tissue; and

    at least three extended portions projecting away from the central portion, each of the extended portions having respective lower base surfaces contoured to mate with the patient tissue, the respective lower base surfaces being customized as a function of preoperative imaging of the patient tissue; and

    a guide portion distinct from the at least three extended portions and projecting away from the central portion, the guide portion having a second guiding bore spaced apart from the first guiding bore,wherein each of the extended portions comprises a respective bottom surface connecting the respective lower base surfaces of the extended portion to the central portion, each of the respective bottom surfaces being free of tissue-mating contouring; and

    whereby the guide is specific to the patient.

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