Surgical templates

  • US 9,265,511 B2
  • Filed: 11/03/2014
  • Issued: 02/23/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/23/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A surgical template system for use in working on a bone, comprising:

  • at least one tool guide block comprising at least one guide aperture for receiving and guiding a tool to work on a bone; and

    a patient-specific component comprising a plurality of locating members, each member having a respective bone-engaging surface adapted to conform to a respective portion of a predetermined surface of a specific bone of a patient,wherein the tool guide block is non-adjustably attached to the patient-specific component such that the member bone-engaging surfaces are secured in fixed position with respect to each other, for engaging the different respective portions of said surface of the bone, and the at least one guide aperture is secured in a fixed position with respect to the bone-engaging surfaces, with the bone-engaging surfaces of the locating member configured to conform to said predetermined surface so as to enable the attached patient-specific component and tool guide block to be seated in a defined position with respect to the specific bone, with each member bone-engaging surface in contact with its respective portion of the bone surface, and wherein the tool guide block is formed from a first material and the patient-specific component is formed from a second, different material;

    wherein the patient-specific component comprises a bore and a pin adapted to extend through the bore and be drivable into a bone surface to assist in securing the patient-specific component to the patient'"'"'s bone.

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