SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATION OF A GUIDING AID WITH A PATIENT TISSUE

  • US 20120143267A1
  • Filed: 10/27/2011
  • Published: 06/07/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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  • An apparatus for associating a plurality of landmarks with a patient tissue, the patient tissue including a primary patient tissue area and an anatomically differentiated bordering secondary patient tissue area, the apparatus being at least partially customized responsive to preoperative imaging of the patient tissue, the apparatus comprising;

    means for mating with the primary patient tissue area in a preselected relative orientation;

    means for fixing a first landmark to the primary patient tissue area in at least one of a predetermined marking location and a predetermined marking trajectory; and

    means for fixing a second landmark to the secondary patient tissue area in at least one of a predetermined marking location and a predetermined marking trajectory.

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