Patient-specific orthopedic instruments

  • US 9,968,376 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2017
  • Issued: 05/15/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An orthopedic system comprising:

  • a patient-specific alignment guide operable for preparing a bone of a patient during joint arthroplasty, the alignment guide including a patient-specific bone engagement surface configured to be complementary to a surface of the bone of the patient, the alignment guide including a plurality of guiding bores;

    a plurality of alignment members receivable through corresponding guiding bores for attaching the alignment guide to the bone;

    a cutting block; and

    one or more pins, wherein a one of the plurality of alignment members or the one or more pins are cannulated and configured to receive the other of the plurality of alignment members or the one or more pins to mount the cutting block into a desired position relative to the bone.

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