SYSTEM OF PREOPERATIVE PLANNING AND PROVISION OF PATIENT-SPECIFIC SURGICAL AIDS

  • US 20120141034A1
  • Filed: 10/27/2011
  • Published: 06/07/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of preoperative planning and provision of patient-specific surgical aids, the method comprising the steps of:

  • creating a virtual model of a native patient tissue;

    placing a virtual device into a predetermined device orientation relative to the virtual model of the native patient tissue;

    specifying at least one predetermined landmark orientation for placement of at least one virtual landmark relative to the native patient tissue;

    generating a virtual patient-specific template containing the predetermined landmark orientation and having a landmark guiding feature;

    generating at least one virtual patient-specific placement guide configured to interact simultaneously with at least one previously placed virtual landmark and the virtual device when the virtual device is in the predetermined device orientation;

    creating a physical patient-specific template as a tangible representation of the virtual patient-specific template; and

    creating a physical patient-specific placement guide as a tangible representation of the virtual patient-specific placement guide.

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