Patient specific alignment guide and inter-operative adjustment

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PATENT NO 8070752
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A method of preparing a joint for a prosthesis in a patient. The method includes obtaining scan data associated with the joint of the patient, preparing a three-dimensional image of the joint based on the scan data, preparing a pre-operative surgical plan based on the scan data, and preparing an image of a patient-specific alignment guide, and intra-operatively modifying the surgical plan.

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BIOMET MANUFACTURING, LLCWARSAW, IN677

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Berend, Keith R Columbus, US 24 1829
Berend, Michael E Indianapolis, US 8 1047
Donaldson, Thomas Redlands, US 2 414
Lombardi,, Jr Adolph V New Albany, US 3 501
Metzger, Robert Wakarusa, US 182 14186
Perry, Lance D Warsaw, US 8 1325
Schoenefeld, Ryan J Fort Wayne, US 32 3994
Serban, Radu Warsaw, US 5 736

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9480580 Patient-specific acetabular alignment guides 8 2013
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9173666 Patient-specific-bone-cutting guidance instruments and methods 3 2014
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9826994 Adjustable glenoid pin insertion guide 0 2014
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9743940 Patient-specific partial knee guides and other instruments 0 2015
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9539013 Patient-specific elbow guides and associated methods 8 2015
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9597201 Patient-specific acetabular guide for anterior approach 0 2015
9668747 Patient-specific-bone-cutting guidance instruments and methods 0 2015
9827106 Implant with patient-specific porous structure 0 2015
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