05925049 is referenced by 200 patents and cites 39 patents.

The invention provides surgical resection instruments, and methods of use, for facilitating accurately cut surfaces for the placement of femoral prosthesis components. The posterior condyles and anterior femoral cortex provide reference points for measurement and cuts of the femur with these instruments. One embodiment of the femoral resection instrument provides for precise anterior cuts of the femur appropriate for one of several sizes of prosthesis components without the need for separate cutting guides. Another embodiment provides for shifting the cutting location of both the posterior and anterior cuts by a portion of the distance between sizes of the prosthesis components while maintaining the reference position relative to the posterior part of the condyles and corresponding intercondylar notch. A third embodiment has an adjustable paddle so that the femoral resection instrument can be adjusted to the correct orientation when the femoral condyles are worn unequally. These various features may be combined, as desired. The invention includes related methods.

Title
Device and method for distal femur cutting and prosthesis measuring
Application Number
606270
Publication Number
5925049
Application Date
August 26, 1997
Publication Date
July 20, 1999
Inventor
William D Lew
Mendota Heights
MN, US
Ramon B Gustilo
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Agent
Patterson & Keough P A
Assignee
Midwest Orthopedic Research Foundation
MI, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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