Tibial tubercule osteotomy

  • US 11,026,699 B2
  • Filed: 05/29/2019
  • Issued: 06/08/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for performing a tibial tubercle osteotomy on a patient'"'"'s tibia, comprising:

  • positioning a patient-specific guide on the patient'"'"'s tibia, wherein the guide comprises a guide body defining a bone-engaging portion with a bone-engaging surface configured during a pre-operative planning stage of a tibial osteotomy to conform as a negative surface to a corresponding surface of the patient'"'"'s tibia at, around or near the tubercle of the patient'"'"'s tibia, and a plurality of apertures;

    resecting the tibia in three intersecting planes with a saw to generate a tubercle flap, wherein the patient-specific guide provides visual indicia for resecting; and

    repositioning the tubercle flap in an anterior direction or in both anterior and medial-lateral directions to form a gap between the tubercle flap and the resected surface of the tibia.

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