Patellar prosthesis and method of implanting the same
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ApplicationNo. 652882 filed on 02/08/1991
US Classes:606/80, Reamer or drill606/79Orthopedic cutting instrument
ExaminersPrimary: Isabella, David J.
Assistant: Gualtieri, Gina M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH61F 005/04
AbstractA method for preparing a patella for receiving a patellar implant and for implanting a prosthesis therein. An elongated passageway is formed in the patella which is then reamed to form a cavity of a size and configuration to receive the patellar prosthesis using a cannulated reamer telescoped over a guide rod positioned in the elongated passageway.