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, IN602

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Berend, Keith R Columbus, US 21 1442
Berend, Michael E Indianapolis, US 7 823
Donaldson, Thomas Redlands, US 2 335
Lombardi,, Jr Adolph V New Albany, US 3 380
Metzger, Robert Wakarusa, US 170 11122
Perry, Lance D Warsaw, US 8 1020
Schoenefeld, Ryan J Fort Wayne, US 32 3114
Serban, Radu Warsaw, US 5 598

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8828087 Patient-specific high tibia osteotomy 43 2012
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9060788 Patient-specific acetabular guide for anterior approach 23 2012
9241745 Patient-specific femoral version guide 9 2012
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9480490 Patient-specific guides 2 2013
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9597201 Patient-specific acetabular guide for anterior approach 0 2015
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (1)
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