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A system and method for performing an opening wedge osteotomy in a tibia, the system and method comprising (i) a positioning guide configured for aligning a portion of the positioning guide with a joint line of the tibia and for fixing the positioning guide to the tibia; (ii) a cutting guide configured to direct a cutting blade into the tibia so as to form a bone cut therein; (iii) a mechanical jack configured for placement into the bone cut in the tibia so as to distract the tibia at the bone cut; and (iv) a multi-part implant for supporting the open wedge osteotomy in the tibia, with a first component for disposition in a posterior portion of the open wedge osteotomy, a second component for disposition in an anterior portion of the open wedge osteotomy, and a connection device for selectively connecting the components to one another.

Title
Open wedge osteotomy system and surgical method
Application Number
11/47551
Publication Number
8083746 (B2)
Application Date
January 31, 2005
Publication Date
December 27, 2011
Inventor
Vincent P Novak
Groton
MA, US
Agent
Dickstein Shapiro
Assignee
Arthrex
FL, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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