Patient-specific glenoid depth control

  • US 9,839,436 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/2015
  • Issued: 12/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/03/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for reaming a bone, comprising:

  • a guiding wire configured to be attached to the bone;

    a tubular depth guide configured to cover at least a portion of the guiding wire, the tubular depth guide including a first end configured to abut the bone, a second end opposite the first end, and having a patient-specific length;

    a reaming device including an elongate recess therein that extends between a reaming tool of the reaming device and an interior of the reaming device; and

    a depth control window formed in an exterior surface of the reaming device,wherein the elongate recess is configured to receive each of the guiding wire and depth guide therein, andduring reaming of the bone, the depth control window is configured to provide visual access to the second end of the tubular depth guide to determine whether a patient-specific reaming depth has been reached.

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