07806896 is referenced by 288 patents and cites 457 patents.

An improved method of performing surgery on a joint in a patient's body, such as a knee, includes making an incision in a knee portion of one leg while a lower portion of the one leg is extending downward from an upper portion of the one leg and while a foot connected with the lower portion of the one leg is below a support surface on which the patient is disposed. The incision is relatively short, for example, between seven and thirteen centimeters. A patella may be offset from its normal position with an inner side of the patella facing inward during cutting of a bone with a cutting tool. During cutting of the bone, one or more guide members having opposite ends which are spaced apart by a distance less than the width of an implant may be utilized to guide movement of a cutting tool.

Title
Knee arthroplasty method
Application Number
10/722102
Publication Number
7806896 (B1)
Application Date
November 25, 2003
Publication Date
October 5, 2010
Inventor
Peter M Bonutti
Effingham
IL, US
Agent
Martin Fleit
Paul D Bianco
Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco PL
Assignee
Marctec
IL, US
IPC
A61B 17/56
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