US 10,376,270 B2
Universal acetabular guide and associated hardware
Christopher Eash, Albion, IN (US)
Assigned to Biomet Manufacturing, LLC, Warsaw, IN (US)
Filed by Biomet Manufacturing, LLC, Warsaw, IN (US)
Filed on Nov. 2, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/341,443.
Application 15/341,443 is a continuation of application No. 13/800,369, filed on Mar. 13, 2013, granted, now 9,498,233.
Prior Publication US 2018/0078265 A1, Mar. 22, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 17/16 (2006.01); A61B 17/17 (2006.01); A61B 17/56 (2006.01); A61B 34/10 (2016.01); A61F 2/34 (2006.01); A61F 2/46 (2006.01); A61B 17/88 (2006.01); A61B 17/90 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 17/1746 (2013.01) [A61B 17/8897 (2013.01); A61F 2/4609 (2013.01); A61B 17/1666 (2013.01); A61B 2017/568 (2013.01); A61B 2017/90 (2013.01); A61B 2034/108 (2016.02); A61F 2/34 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4687 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of placing a guide pin near an acetabulum with an acetabular guide system, the method comprising:
positioning an exterior curved surface of an acetabular guide in an acetabulum, where the exterior curved surface has a geometry that substantially matches the acetabulum of a specific patient based on a geometry of the acetabulum of the specific patient;
interconnecting a pin guide to a central post extending from an interior surface of the acetabular guide, wherein the pin guide includes a guide boss engageable with and rotatable relative to the central post and a guide body extending from the guide boss and operable to move relative to the guide boss;
rotating the pin guide about the central post to position the guide body of the pin guide relative to the central post;
selecting a position of the guide body relative to the central post and rotating the guide body to the selected position; and
resting a portion of the pin guide on a selected rim portion of the acetabular guide corresponding to the selected position.