Method and apparatus for positioning a guide relative to a base

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A system for positioning a guide relative to an anatomy is provided. The system can include a base adapted to be coupled to the anatomy, and a guide that can move relative to the base. The system can include at least one tracking device that can be coupled to the base and the guide, and a tracking system that tracks a position of the tracking device. The system can include a navigation system that determines a position of the base and the guide relative to the anatomy, and whether the position of the base and the guide are in a desired position. The system can include a display, which can display at least one icon superimposed on the image of the anatomy that graphically indicates a manipulation of the guide required to move the guide into the desired position.

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MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5673

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Csavoy, Andrew N Minneapolis, US 11 426
Miller, Thomas I Plymouth, US 39 1310
Solar, Matthew S Indialantic, US 92 5123
Sootsman, Keith Kalamazoo, US 5 159
Waynik, Jeffrey M Nederland, US 12 309

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