Patent Number: 6,254,604

Title: Tibial guide

Abstract: A drill guide for determining the site for and drilling a tunnel in a tibia during an anterior cruciate ligament replacement procedure and method for using same are also disclosed. The drill guide utilizes a multiple-point anatomical reference system for determining the most favorable position for the tibial tunnel, based on isometry, freedom from impingement and desired ACL-PCL interaction. The drill guide further utilizes a removable guide bar to provide visual alignment of the drill guide relative to the coronal plane of the knee joint.

Inventors: Howell; Stephen M. (Elk Grove, CA)

Assignee: Arthrotek, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/17 (20060101); A61B 17/16 (20060101); A61B 017/17 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018