Methods and systems for producing an implant

  • US 9,672,617 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2016
  • Issued: 06/06/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer implemented method of obtaining data for determining a three-dimensional shape of a medical device, the method comprising:

  • rendering a computer-generated three-dimensional representation of a target tissue from computer readable image data of the target tissue wherein the target tissue comprises two portions, a portion with a defect and a portion without a defect;

    mapping an external three-dimensional surface of the computer-generated three-dimensional representation of the target tissue;

    superimposing onto the mapped external surface a three-dimensional template to span the defective portion by deforming the three-dimensional template to match at least a portion of the mapped external surface; and

    determining the three-dimensional shape of the medical device based on the shape of the deformed three-dimensional template that spans the defective region.

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