Patient-Specific Knee Alignment Guide And Associated Method

  • US 20130197529A1
  • Filed: 03/13/2013
  • Published: 08/01/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/09/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of preparing a knee joint for a prosthesis in a patient, the method comprising:

  • mating a patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface of a femoral alignment guide onto a corresponding three-dimensional femoral joint surface of the patient, the patient-specific three-dimensional curved inner surface preoperatively configured from medical scans of the knee joint of the patient;

    drilling a first hole into an anterior portion of the femoral joint surface through a corresponding first guiding aperture of the femoral alignment guide; and

    drilling a second hole into an anterior portion of the femoral joint surface through a corresponding second guiding aperture of the femoral alignment guide.

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