Patient specific glenoid guide

  • US 9,936,962 B2
  • Filed: 08/24/2016
  • Issued: 04/10/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A patient-specific guide for guiding an object toward a glenoid face of a scapula of a patient for implantation of a prosthetic device, the guide tool comprising:

  • a patient-specific portion having at least one patient-specific surface that is configured to nest and closely conform to a corresponding surface of the glenoid face to position the at least one patient-specific surface at a predetermined position relative to the glenoid face;

    at least one tube projecting from the patient-specific portion opposite the at least one patient-specific surface, the at least one tube is configured to act as a guide surface for guiding at least one of a drill bit and a referencing object through to the patient-specific portion;

    a member connected to one of the patient-specific portion or the at least one tube; and

    a second patient-specific portion connected to the member and configured to engage and mate to a second portion of the scapula other than the glenoid face or a rim of the glenoid face.

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