Adjustable glenoid pin insertion guide

  • US 9,826,994 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2014
  • Issued: 11/28/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for aligning a guiding pin relative to an anatomic structure, comprising:

  • a guiding pin insertion guide for orienting the guiding pin relative to the anatomic structure, the guiding pin insertion guide including a base plate and a pin orientation device coupled to and extending from the base plate, the pin orientation device being movable relative to the base plate; and

    an axis alignment device, the axis alignment device including a first surface and a second surface having a plurality of through holes extending between the first surface and the second surface, each of the through holes defining a different alignment axis,wherein one of the through holes is configured to align the guiding pin at an orientation that is substantially aligned with a patient-specific alignment axis,the guiding pin insertion guide is configured to receive the guiding pin when the guiding pin is mated with one of the through holes to align the guiding pin insertion guide along the patient-specific alignment axis relative to the base plate, andthe guiding pin insertion guide is configured to be fixed to the base plate along the patient-specific alignment axis.

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