DRILL GUIDES FOR CONFIRMING ALIGNMENT OF PATIENT-SPECIFIC ALIGNMENT GUIDES

  • US 20150305755A1
  • Filed: 07/07/2015
  • Published: 10/29/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An orthopedic device comprising:

  • a drill guide configured to be mounted on a patient-specific alignment guide for intraoperatively confirming alignment of the patient-specific alignment guide relative to a bone, the patient-specific alignment guide including a first referencing hole and a second referencing hole, the drill guide including;

    a main body with a first coupling member and a second coupling member, the first and second coupling members configured to be received within the first and second referencing holes, respectively, the first and second coupling members including corresponding first and second drill openings configured to align with the first and second referencing holes, respectively, for guiding a drilling tool toward the bone to drill corresponding holes in the bone, the main body further including an alignment confirmation feature configured for confirming alignment of the patient-specific alignment guide relative to the bone before drilling holes in the bone.

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