PATIENT-SPECIFIC MILL GUIDE

  • US 20110106093A1
  • Filed: 10/19/2010
  • Published: 05/05/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An orthopedic guide for preparing a particular patient'"'"'s bone to receive a prosthesis using a milling tool with a rotating burr, the orthopedic guide comprising:

  • a platform having a top surface and a bottom surface that faces the patient'"'"'s bone, the platform defining an elongate milling track that extends through the platform from the top surface to the bottom surface of the platform, the milling track being sized and shaped to guide the milling tool across the patient'"'"'s bone with the burr of the milling tool rotating beneath the bottom surface of the platform to remove a first bone portion from the patient'"'"'s bone; and

    a plurality of legs coupled to the platform, each of the plurality of legs comprising a referencing end that is contoured to abut the patient'"'"'s bone, the referencing ends of the plurality of legs cooperating to locate the orthopedic guide at a predetermined location of the patient'"'"'s bone.

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