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A method and apparatus is provided for cutting bone. In one embodiment, a femur is resected by means of pattern plates having a cutting path with at least two continuous, non-coplanar guide surfaces. The cutting path has a similar profile to the interior profile of a femoral prosthesis. The cutting path guides a reciprocating, oscillating, or rotating cutting tool along a path for removing material from some or all of the distal femur to accept a distal femoral prosthesis. The cutting tool can be a cylindrical milling bit, and can even have a curvilinear profile to cut bone such that it has a three dimensional profile in cross section. Pattern plates can also be used to cut or remove material from other bones.

Title
Method and apparatus for patella resection and guide handle
Application Number
300379
Publication Number
6056754
Application Date
September 17, 1998
Publication Date
May 2, 2000
Inventor
David B Goldstein
Weehawken
NJ, US
Timothy G Haines
Stillwater
MN, US
Agent
Wolff & Samson
Assignee
Hudson Surgical Design
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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