Patient-specific acetabular guide for anterior approach

  • US 9,597,201 B2
  • Filed: 09/15/2015
  • Issued: 03/21/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An acetabular guide system, comprising:

  • an acetabular guide, including;

    an exterior surface configured to have a geometry to substantially engage the acetabulum of a specific patient;

    a central post extending from an interior surface of the acetabular guide;

    a second post extending from the interior surface of the acetabular guide substantially parallel to but offset relative to the central post along a radial direction; and

    a guide inserter having an elongated shaft defining an internal bore;

    wherein the internal bore of the elongated shaft is configured to engage an exterior surface of the central post to move the acetabular guide into the acetabulum.

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