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The present invention relates to a distal femoral surface shaping guide for mounting on an intramedullary alignment guide which references the central long axis of the femur in shaping the distal femoral surface and a method for shaping the distal femur using that shaping guide. The alignment guide of the present invention is adjustable relative to the surface of the anterior femoral cortex to insure that the anterior aspect of the distal femoral condyles is resected relative to that surface and, preferably, at the same level as that surface. The alignment guide of the present invention provides a main body which remains attached to the intramedullary alignment guide throughout the entire shaping of the distal femur. It thus requires fewer cutting guides and alignment steps than other shaping guides while allowing greater accuracy in shaping the distal femur relative to the central long axis of the femur.

Title
Femoral surface shaping guide for knee implants
Application Number
6/855016
Publication Number
4722330
Application Date
April 22, 1986
Publication Date
February 2, 1988
Inventor
Leo A Whiteside
Chesterfield
MO, US
Kenneth W Russell
Maryland Heights
MO, US
Agent
Susan M Cornwall
Assignee
Dow Corning Wright Corporation
TN, US
IPC
A61F 5/04
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