Method And Apparatus For Manufacturing An Implant

  • US 20090151736A1
  • Filed: 02/13/2009
  • Published: 06/18/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/17/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An orthopedic implant manufacturing method comprising:

  • preparing a pre-operative surgical plan for a specific patient, the surgical plan including a three-dimensional image of a patient'"'"'s joint indicating at least one resection plane;

    communicating the surgical plan to a surgeon of the patient;

    receiving approval of the surgical plan and the resection plane by the surgeon;

    providing automated osteophyte/protrusion removal control for surgeon manipulation;

    receiving a modified three-dimensional image of a patient'"'"'s joint indicating an osteophyte/protrusion removal and a recommendation for a corresponding selected orthopedic implant from the surgeon; and

    requesting manufacture of the selected orthopedic implant.

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