Two-piece cut block for minimally invasive surgical procedure

  • US 6,962,593 B2
  • Filed: 06/04/2002
  • Issued: 11/08/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/04/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for guiding a resection device across a bone, the apparatus comprising a generally L-shaped frame, the frame comprising at least one slot and at least one groove co-planar with the slot and a relatively larger window facilitating an operator to see the bone there through and position the frame relative to landmarks on the bone, the slot and the groove adapted to guide a cutting portion of the resection device;

  • a cut block, the cut block comprising at least one block groove adapted to guide the cutting portion of the resection device, and means for removably connecting the cut block to the frame such that at least one frame slot and at least one frame groove co-planar with at least one block groove.

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