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1. (WO2017151172) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING CUSTOMIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151172    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/035497
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/15
A61L 31/00
A61B 17/17
Applicants: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
KUGLER, Andrew
Inventors: KUGLER, Andrew
WILLIAMS, John, A.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING CUSTOMIZED SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
Abstract:
A system for making a customized orthopedic surgical instrument for use in repairing a joint of a patient includes a computer system for generating computer-readable instructions to form a patient-specific orthopedic surgical instrument based at least in part on image data obtained from at least a portion of a bone corresponding to the joint of the patient; and a machine for forming a patient-specific orthopedic surgical instrument from the computer-readable instructions. The surgical instrument includes a resin composition including from about 50 wt % to about 90 wt % of a base thermoplastic and from about 10 wt % to about 50 wt % of a filler material. The base thermoplastic includes polyetherimide, polycarbonate, modified polyphenylene ether, polyamide, copolymers of these thermoplastics, and combinations thereof. The surgical instrument includes at least one surface portion having a shape that substantially conforms to a corresponding surface portion of the bone.