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Ultrasound image guided acetabular implant orientation during total hip replacement

United States Patent

August 19, 2003
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A system for assisting in precise location of the acetabular implant during total hip replacement. The system uses ultrasound imaging for guiding the placement and orientation of the implant.
Chang; John (Walnut Creek, CA), Haddad; Waleed (San Francisco, CA), Kluiwstra; Jan-Ulco (Oakland, CA), Matthews; Dennis (Moss Beach, CA), Trauner; Kenneth (Sacramento, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 767,454
January 23, 2001
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.