ApplicationNo. 306271 filed on 02/01/1989
US Classes:606/80, Reamer or drill30/277, Impact606/53, Orthopedic instrumentation606/79Orthopedic cutting instrument
ExaminersPrimary: Cannon, Alan W.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61B 017/00
AbstractThis invention relates to a new prosthetic ligament and a set of surgical instruments for use in the surgical replacement of a ligament and in particular for inserting a prosthetic ligament into the body.The ligament in accordance with the invention comprises an elongate foraminous flexible strip, having at one end a pouch portion capable of receiving a bone plug and including an opening through which the bone plug may be inserted into the end portion, the pouch portion also including a closure or the like to prevent escape of the bone plug in a direction away from the center of the ligament.The set of surgical instruments includes a new bone plug extractor which is adapted to sever the base of the bone plug from a host bone to allow complete separation of the bone plug.
Field of SearchImpact
PERFORATING OR INDENTING IMPLEMENTS
Entirely work supported
Means to keep faces parallel and/or translate jaw
Traveling means parallel to screw
Plural traveling elements coplanar with screw
Orthopedic cutting instrument
Reamer or drill
Osteotome or scraper