One-time use patient-specific surgical guide is a surgical instrument for precise handling of surgical instruments at the right angle and in the right position during surgery when the precise cutting or drilling is needed.
Each guide is prepared during preoperative planning and based on guidelines from the surgeon.
Surgical guides allow the surgeon to transfer the pre-operactive surgery plan to operating room. Custom surgical guides are designed based on patient's anatomy. After sterilisation they can be used for short-term in a patient.
Custom guides allow cutting and drilling at the right place and under the right angle, according to the pre-operative surgical plan. Osteotomies guides allow precise resection of bone tumor, correcting bone deformities, or preparing reconstructions with autologous bone grafts.
Custom positioning guides are used during reconstruction surgeries when bone framgents or implants need to be fixated at the right place.