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Surgically Implantable Knee Prosthesis

This patented medical product invention for use in medical clinics and hospitals is a self-centering meniscal prosthesis device suitable for minimally invasive, surgical implantation into the cavity between a femoral condyle and the corresponding tibial plateau.

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Patent Abstract

A self-centering meniscal prosthesis device suitable for minimally invasive, surgical implantation into the cavity between a femoral condyle and the corresponding tibial plateau is composed of a hard, high modulus material shaped such that the contour of the device and the natural articulation of the knee exerts a restoring force on the free-floating device.

United States Patent

#6,471,609

Patent Filing Date

Sep 19th, 2009

Associated Marketplace

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Medical

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Surgery

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Hospitals

General Patent Information

Patent Description

The present invention pertains to prosthetic devices. More particularly, the invention pertains to self-centering knee joint prostheses which may be surgically implanted between the femoral condyle and tibial plateau of the knee.

A unicompartmental knee prosthesis suitable for implantation between the femoral condyle and the associated tibial plateau of a knee compartment, comprising a hard body having a substantially elliptical shape in plan, a peripheral portion of said body being of greater thickness than a central portion of said body, said body devoid of physical means of attachment which fix its location in said knee compartment.

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