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The present invention provides a method and device for restoring individual patient joint kinematics using minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrumentation of the invention sculpts the articular surface of a first bone that normally articulates in a predetermined manner with a second bone. The instrumentation includes a bone sculpting tool and a mount for attaching the tool to the second bone. The implant system is comprised of implants that provide intraoperative surgical options for articular constraint and facilitate proper alignment and orientation of the joint to restore kinematics as defined by the individual patient anatomy.

Title
Apparatus and method for sculpting the surface of a joint
Application Number
10/159147
Publication Number
7115131 (B2)
Application Date
May 29, 2002
Publication Date
October 3, 2006
Inventor
Wesley D Johnson
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Gerard A Engh
Alexandria
VA, US
Agent
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
Barbara A Wrigley
Assignee
Alexandria Research Technologies
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/38
A61B 17/00
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