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Title:
METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/138854
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Methods and apparatus for performing knee arthroplasty, including, but not limited to, bicruciate retaining knee arthroplasty, are described herein. Methods and apparatus for preparing a distal femur for a femoral implant as well as methods and apparatus for preparing a proximal tibia for a tibial implant are described. These methods and apparatus, in at least some embodiments and uses, facilitate decreasing the complexity of knee arthroplasty procedures such as bicruciate retaining procedures, while maintaining, if not improving on, the safety, accuracy and / or effectiveness of such procedures.

Inventors:
SMITH, Richard, Michael (1 North Alicia, Memphis, TN, 38112, US)
WILKINSON, Zachary, Christopher (7440 Neshoba Road, Germantown, TN, 38138, US)
LENZ, Nathaniel, Milton (676 Scarlet Oak #2, Southaven, MS, 38671, US)
MC KINNON, Brian, W. (3290 Broadway Street, Bartlett, TN, 38133, US)
DRUCKER, David, A. (1460 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY, 10301-3914, US)
Application Number:
US2010/036638
Publication Date:
April 21, 2011
Filing Date:
May 28, 2010
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1450 Brooks Road, Memphis, TN, 38116, US)
SMITH, Richard, Michael (1 North Alicia, Memphis, TN, 38112, US)
WILKINSON, Zachary, Christopher (7440 Neshoba Road, Germantown, TN, 38138, US)
LENZ, Nathaniel, Milton (676 Scarlet Oak #2, Southaven, MS, 38671, US)
MC KINNON, Brian, W. (3290 Broadway Street, Bartlett, TN, 38133, US)
DRUCKER, David, A. (1460 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY, 10301-3914, US)
International Classes:
A61F2/38; A61B17/58
Domestic Patent References:
WO2006088684A12006-08-24
Foreign References:
US5062852A1991-11-05
US20080119938A12008-05-22
US20080058945A12008-03-06
US5782925A1998-07-21
US20050010302A12005-01-13
EP1862149A22007-12-05
Other References:
See also references of EP 2434990A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
PRATT, John, S. et al. (KILPATRICK STOCKTON LLP, Suite 2800 1100 Peachtree Stree, Atlanta GA, 30309-4530, US)
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