Patient-specific glenoid guide with a reusable guide holder

  • US 9,839,438 B2
  • Filed: 05/08/2013
  • Issued: 12/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A glenoid device for preparing a shoulder joint of a patient comprising:

  • a reusable guide holder having a body between an upper surface and a lower surface and a tubular element extending from the upper surface, the tubular element having a bore passing through the tubular element of the guide holder and aligned with a bore through the body; and

    a patient-specific glenoid guide having a body between an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the lower surface of the patient-specific glenoid guide is a patient-specific surface configured as a negative surface of a glenoid face based on an image of a shoulder joint of a patient reconstructed preoperatively from image scans of the shoulder joint of the patient and wherein the upper surface of the glenoid guide is configured to be coupled to and contact the lower surface of the guide holder, such that the bore of the tubular element and the bore of the body are aligned with a patient-specific bore through the body of the patient-specific glenoid guide and along an alignment axis of the patient-specific glenoid guide corresponding to an axis of the shoulder joint determined according to a pre-operative plan of the patient, the patient-specific bore and the corresponding alignment axis being disposed at an orientation relative to the glenoid face according to a preoperative plan for the patient.

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