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1. (WO2018125481) CUSTOMIZED PATIENT-SPECIFIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/125481    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/063623
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 30 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/17
A61B 17/15
Applicants: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
Inventors: LANGHORN, Jason
FRITZINGER, Daniel D.
Title: CUSTOMIZED PATIENT-SPECIFIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHOD
Abstract:
Customized patient-specific instruments configured to be selectively attached at predetermined locations of a patient's bone are disclosed. The customized patient-specific instruments may include a polymeric body including a bone-facing surface having a customized patient-specific negative contour shaped to match and receive a corresponding positive contour of the patient's bone at the predetermined location. The customized patient-specific instruments also include a metallic coating that defines one or more cutting slots. A method of performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure is also disclosed.