PATIENT-SPECIFIC ACETABULAR ALIGNMENT GUIDES

  • US 20170000626A1
  • Filed: 09/16/2016
  • Published: 01/05/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An acetabular device comprising:

  • a patient-specific acetabular alignment guide including;

    a bone engagement surface having first and second portions, the first portion configured and shaped to be conforming and complementary to an acetabular rim surface of a specific patient and a second portion configured and shaped to be conforming and complementary to a periacetabular area of an acetabulum of the specific patient in accordance with a three-dimensional model of the acetabulum of the specific patient reconstructed pre-operatively from an image scan of the patient; and

    a plurality of guiding formations extending through the second portion for guiding a plurality of alignment pins therethrough, wherein the plurality of guiding formations are arranged and configured relative to the periacetabular area based on a pre-operative plan for the patient.

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