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A pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic surgery includes obtaining pre-operative medical image data representing a joint portion of a patient. The method also includes constructing a three-dimensional digital model of the joint portion and manufacturing a patient-specific alignment guide for the joint portion from the three-dimensional digital model of the joint portion when the image data is sufficient to construct the three-dimensional digital model of the joint portion. The patient-specific alignment guide has a three-dimensional patient-specific surface pre-operatively configured to nest and closely conform to a corresponding surface of the joint portion of the patient in only one position relative to the joint portion. The method further includes determining, from the image data, a size of a non-custom implant to be implanted in the patient and manufacturing the non-custom implant when there is insufficient image data to construct the patient-specific alignment guide therefrom.

Title
Pre-operative planning and manufacturing method for orthopedic procedure
Application Number
13/153760
Publication Number
8532807 (B2)
Application Date
June 6, 2011
Publication Date
September 10, 2013
Inventor
Robert Metzger
Wakarusa
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Manufacturing
IN, US
IPC
A61B 17/88
A61F 2/30
A61F 2/46
G09G 5/00
G06T 17/00
G06F 19/00
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