US 9,808,262 B2
Arthroplasty devices and related methods
Ilwhan Park, Walnut Creek, CA (US); and Charlie W. Chi, Milpitas, CA (US)
Assigned to Howmedica Osteonics Corporation, Mahwah, NJ (US)
Filed by Ilwhan Park, Walnut Creek, CA (US); and Charlie W. Chi, Milpitas, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 19, 2006, as Appl. No. 11/642,385.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/773,491, filed on Feb. 15, 2006.
Prior Publication US 2007/0233141 A1, Oct. 4, 2007
Int. Cl. A61B 17/58 (2006.01); A61B 17/15 (2006.01); A61B 17/17 (2006.01); A61B 90/94 (2016.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 17/154 (2013.01) [A61B 17/155 (2013.01); A61B 17/157 (2013.01); A61B 17/1764 (2013.01); A61B 90/94 (2016.02); A61B 17/1739 (2013.01); A61B 17/1742 (2013.01); A61B 17/1778 (2016.11); A61B 90/06 (2016.02); A61B 2090/036 (2016.02); A61B 2090/068 (2016.02)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A customized arthroplasty jig for facilitating an arthroplasty procedure on a bone of a patient, the bone having a joint region and a shaft extending away from the joint region, the joint region having an associated surface of at least one of cartilage or bone, the jig comprising:
a curvilinear jig surface configured to at least one of align with or position on the associated surface in a customized fashion, the curvilinear jig surface manufactured in a customized configuration particular to the associated surface of the patient; and
a positioning component being of a fixed unitary construction with the curvilinear jig surface and configured to contact the shaft when the curvilinear jig surface at least one of aligns with or positions on the associated surface in the customized fashion.