Backup surgical instrument system and method

  • US 10,743,937 B2
  • Filed: 02/02/2018
  • Issued: 08/18/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of preparing a surgical instrumentation package for use during a surgical procedure, the method comprising:

  • evaluating bone or joint image files of a patient including a bone or joint for repairing during a surgical procedure to determine bone or tissue that needs to be removed, restored or repaired during the surgical procedure;

    preparing a preliminary pre-operative surgical plan for evaluating the bone or joint, the pre-operative surgical plan including information stored in a non-transitory tangible storage medium for;

    multiple accepted procedures among several alternative accepted procedures for performing the surgical procedure;

    multiple surgical tasks such as those for performing various bone resections;

    various sizes and types of implants; and

    multiple accepted instruments from among several alternative accepted instruments for performing an equivalent surgical task;

    selecting a final pre-operative surgical plan from the preliminary pre-operative surgical plan, the final pre-operative surgical plan including;

    a surgeon-specific procedure selected from the multiple accepted procedures;

    a surgeon-specific task for performing one of the various bone resections;

    a surgeon-selected implant for use with the one of the various bone resections; and

    a surgeon-specific instrument selected from the multiple accepted instruments;

    packaging the surgeon-specific instrument along with other general surgical instruments required to complete the surgeons-specific procedure into a single package; and

    individually packaging one of the multiple accepted instruments from among several alternative accepted instruments for performing an equivalent surgical task not selected to be the surgeon-specific instrument in a backup instrument package separate from the single package.

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