Abstract: Total prosthesis of a knee including a femoral element fitted with two condyles, a first of the condyles being external, a second of the condyles being internal, and a tibial plateau fitted with custom-made recesses to hold the condyles, wherein at least one of the condyles is integral on one of its sides with a convex cam ensuring posterior stability of the prosthesis. The tibial plateau has at least one track placed in the immediate vicinity of the recess holding the condyle integral with the cam, the at least one track being circumscribed by at least one curved abutment and at least one horizontal recess between posterior and anterior extremities of the tibial plateau. Provision is made between the condyles of the femoral element and the recesses of the tibial plateau for a free space and a notch for passage of a posterior cruciate ligament of a knee.
Abstract: The knee prosthesis with rotary plate comprises a metal base (2) and a tibia plate (3) which are equipped with guide means (22, 22′, 22″, 26, 29, 5, 6, 5′, 9, 50, 51, 52, 13, 15, 18; 34, 34′, 34″, 35, 37, 7, 8, 10, 12, 53, 54, 55, 10′, 17) defining a center of rotation (C, C′) which may be offset from that of the tibia bone axis (YY′), so as to allow the tibia plate (3) to slide in rotation over the said base, the said guide means being positioned a certain distance away from the center of rotation (C, C′).
April 12, 2001
August 16, 2001
Pierre Chambat, Gerard Deschamps, Thierry Judet, Philippe Neyret
Abstract: Femoral component for a knee prosthesis adapted to cooperate with an insert attached to a tibial plateau anchored at the upper end of a tibia. The femoral component is adapted to be anchored at a lower end of a femur, the femoral component including a first lateral condyle, a second lateral condyle, and an intercondylar space disposed between the first and second condyles for receiving a third removably fixed condyle. The third condyle is removable from the intercondyle space while the femoral component remains moveably engaged with the tibial plateau. The third condyle is adapted to provide posterior stabilization of the prosthesis during flexion between the tibia and the femur when the posterior cruciate ligament is no longer able to substantially perform its function.
Abstract: A knee prosthesis including a tibial plateau for anchoring to an upper end of a tibia. The tibial plateau includes an orifice and a projection. An insert is moveably disposed on the tibial plateau and is adapted to cooperate with a femoral component anchored to a lower end of a femur. The insert includes a boss and an indentation and moveably engages the tibial plateau such that the boss extends at least partially into the orifice and the projection shoulder extends at least partially into the indentation.
Abstract: A device for attaching a prosthesis including a metal foundation provided with a plate integrally formed with at least one anchoring pin consisting of elastically deformable wings and at least one the screw cooperating with a nut. The screw goes through the pin, to spread the wings into a position away from a longitudinal axis of the pin. The anchoring pin comprises an internal bore having a cylindrical base connecting the pin to the plate, and a circular counter-bore adjacent the bore of greater diameter than the internal bore of the pin, making it possible to spread the wings while maintaining their rigidity over their entire length.
Abstract: A skeletal fixator including implant screws, a support angularly indexed with respect to a head of the implant screws and which comprises a cavity provided with a screw thread adapted to receive a connecting rod having a screw thread of pitch different from that of the thread of the cavity. A locking screw cooperates with the head of the implant screw to clamp and bind the connecting rod relative to the implant screws.
Abstract: A device for stabilizing fractures of the upper end of the femur, comprising a plate which includes in its upper part two parallel, cylindrical barrels offset by a first angle with respect to a vertical plane passing through the middle of the plate and a second angle with respect to a horizontal axis passing through the middle of the plate.
Abstract: An elastically deformable cotyloidal prosthesis including a hollow hemispherical cap which includes an outer surface including portions which are deformable while the inner surface thereof is rigid and which further includes a plastic insert having a hemispherical cavity which communicates with an outer beveled edge defining a cylindrical opening thereto. The insert is rotatably adjustable and securable relative to the inner surface of the cap.
March 8, 1994
Date of Patent:
October 17, 1995
Jean-Paul Carret, Paul-Louis Fischer, Jean-Christophe Chatelet, Michel-Henri Fessy, Michel Bonnin, Laurent Nove-Josserand, Jacques Bejui, Olivier Galland
Abstract: A spinal fixator comprising two substantially parallel assemblies each which includes a slideway having an open slot therein, a plurality of rings which define a slideway opening having a profile corresponding to that of the slideway, each ring having a bore aligned with a hole in the bottom of the ring through which pedicular screws having a head and self-tapping threads are disposed, and caps secured in the bore of each ring.
Abstract: A device for osteosynthesis of the fractures of the extremities of the femur comprises a plate in which holes are provided for the passage of screws intended to be inserted into the bone to make the fractured bone and the plate solid.One end of the plate to be applied against one of extremities of the femur is wider than the other end and includes three holes arranged in an isosceles triangle. The median plane of the one end defines a plane which forms, with the plane of the rest of the plate, an obtuse angle of between 160.degree. and 175.degree..
Abstract: A nail for the osteosynthesis of fractures of femoral necks, formed of a resilient pre-curved rod having an inner end engageable into the medullary cavity of the femur through a lateral perforation drilled through the inner side of said femur in the vicinity of the process thereof and an outer end which remains exterior to said femur. The rod comprises in the vicinity of said outer end a portion which is bent twice in opposed directions to determine a shoulder which protrudes inwardly with respect to the curvature of said rod and which abuts against the edge of said perforation to retain said nail longitudinally with respect to said femur.