US 10,376,268 B2
Indexed tri-planar osteotomy guide and method
T. Wade Fallin, Hyde Park, UT (US); Daniel J. Triplett, Providence, UT (US); and Robert W. Hoy, Essex Junction, VT (US)
Assigned to First Ray, LLC, Logan, UT (US)
Filed by First Ray, LLC, Logan, UT (US)
Filed on Feb. 19, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/47,666.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/118,378, filed on Feb. 19, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0242791 A1, Aug. 25, 2016
Int. Cl. A61B 17/15 (2006.01); A61B 17/14 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/151 (2013.01) [A61B 17/14 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
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1. A method of performing an osteotomy on a metatarsal bone having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal and distal portions defining a first relative position between them, the method comprising:
determining a desired positional change between the proximal portion of the metatarsal bone and the distal portion of the metatarsal bone in at least two anatomic reference planes;
mounting a guide on the metatarsal bone;
establishing an osteotomy plane or rotational axis with the guide;
guiding a cutter in the osteotomy plane or about the rotational axis to produce cut surfaces in the metatarsal bone such that the distal portion of the metatarsal bone and proximal portion of the metatarsal bone are relatively rotatable, the cut surfaces being oriented to incorporate the desired positional change in the at least two anatomic reference planes;
rotating the distal portion of the metatarsal bone relative to the proximal portion of the metatarsal bone to a second relative position different from the first relative position; and
fixing the distal portion of the metatarsal bone and the proximal portion of the metatarsal bone relative to one another in the second relative position with the cut surfaces of the proximal portion of the metatarsal bone and the distal portion of the metatarsal bone abutting one another.