BACKUP SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

  • US 20120303004A1
  • Filed: 06/20/2012
  • Published: 11/29/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for preparing surgical kits for use during a surgery, comprising:

  • preparing a pre-operative surgical plan for a patient;

    selecting a set of surgical instruments based on the pre-operative surgical plan, the set of surgical instruments including at least;

    a general instrument selected from a predetermined group of off-the-shelf instruments;

    a first size-specific instrument having a first size selected from predetermined sizes;

    a patient-specific instrument including a three-dimensional contoured engagement surface configured to nest into a portion of a native anatomy in a single location; and

    a surgeon-specific instrument selected based on a surgeon preference, the surgeon-specific instrument being different than the selected general instrument, first size-specific instrument, and patient-specific instrument; and

    preparing a surgeon instrument kit containing the set of surgical instruments in sterilized form.

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