Patient specific glenoid guide

  • US 10,842,510 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2017
  • Issued: 11/24/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A patient-specific guide tool for guiding an object toward a glenoid face of a scapula of a patient for implantation of a shoulder prosthetic device, the guide tool comprising:

  • a patient-specific glenoid portion having at least one patient-specific surface that is configured to nest and closely conform to a corresponding surface of the glenoid face to position the at least one patient-specific surface at a predetermined position relative to the glenoid face;

    a first tube projecting longitudinally from the patient-specific glenoid portion opposite the at least one patient-specific surface, wherein the first tube defines a first opening that extends longitudinally along a length of the first tube from an end thereof to the patient-specific portion;

    a second tube offset from the first tube and projecting longitudinally from the patent-specific glenoid portion, wherein the second tube defines a second opening that extends longitudinally along a length of the second tube from an end thereof to the patient-specific portion; and

    a handle that projects from the first tube, the second tube and the patient-specific glenoid portion opposite the at least one patient-specific surface.

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