08591516 is referenced by 69 patents and cites 940 patents.

An orthopedic device includes a patient-specific alignment guide operable for preparing a bone of a patient for resection during joint arthroplasty. The alignment guide includes a patient-specific bone engagement surface complementary to a surface of the bone of the patient and imaged from a bone scan of the patient. The alignment guide includes a plurality of guiding bores, and a plurality of alignment pins received through corresponding guiding bores for attaching the alignment guide to the bone. The alignment pins are resorbable and can be cut off during a resection of the bone.

Title
Patient-specific orthopedic instruments
Application Number
12/955361
Publication Number
8591516 (B2)
Application Date
November 29, 2010
Publication Date
November 26, 2013
Inventor
Brian M May
Warsaw
IN, US
Joshua B Catanzarite
Warsaw
IN, US
Robert Metzger
Wakarusa
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Manufacturing
IN, US
IPC
A61F 2/00
A61B 17/60
A61B 17/58
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