Patient-specific acetabular guides and associated instruments

  • US 9,662,127 B2
  • Filed: 12/13/2013
  • Issued: 05/30/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/27/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical system for preparing a surface of a joint to receive an implant, the surgical system comprising:

  • a guide for a hip joint surface of a patient, the guide configured to engage the hip joint surface of the joint and having a guiding element oriented along an alignment axis;

    a guiding tool having a shaft couplable to the guiding element of the guide such that the shaft of the guiding tool is oriented along the alignment axis; and

    a three-dimensional orientation device having a transparent outer surface and an inner bubble viewable through the outer surface, the orientation device removably couplable to the shaft of the guiding tool and intra-operatively calibrated by marking with a mark on the outer surface a position of the bubble to indicate an orientation of the alignment axis, such that, after calibration, the orientation device can be removably coupled to a shaft of a surgical instrument to align the shaft along the alignment axis by changing the orientation of the shaft of the surgical instrument to center the bubble around the mark.

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