Deformable articulating templates

  • US 9,895,230 B2
  • Filed: 09/13/2016
  • Issued: 02/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for generating a patient-specific prosthetic implant, the method comprising:

  • generating, using one or more processors and from a medical image of a human anatomical feature, a three-dimensional electronic representation of the human anatomical feature including size and surface-curvature features matching the human anatomical feature, the surface-curvature features including one or more radii of curvature on an outer camming surface of the human anatomical feature;

    selecting, using the one or more processors, a virtual implant template from a database of virtual implant templates;

    designing, using the one or more processors and based on the selected virtual implant template, a patient-specific prosthetic implant to imitate the size and surface-curvature features of the three-dimensional electronic representation; and

    testing virtually, using the one or more processors, fit of the patient-specific prosthetic implant using the three-dimensional electronic representation of the human anatomical feature.

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