Patient-Specific Partial Knee Guides And Other Instruments

  • US 20150157341A1
  • Filed: 02/13/2015
  • Published: 06/11/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/29/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical kit for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty comprising:

  • a patient-specific unicompartmental tibial guide having a patient-specific body with an inner surface preoperatively configured to nestingly conform and mate in only one position with an anterior portion and a proximal portion of a tibial bone of a specific patient, the tibial guide including a vertical resection channel having a first width formed between first and second flanges of the tibial guide; and

    a cutting insert having a first plate receivable in the vertical resection channel and changing the first width of the resection channel to a second width smaller than the first width.

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