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Femoral stem prosthesis Patent #: 5171275
ApplicationNo. 503572 filed on 07/18/1995
US Classes:623/23.38, Polished606/76, Specialized coating or material623/23.36Coating surface
ExaminersPrimary: Isabella, David J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesA61F 002/32
AbstractA femoral hip component for use in hip arthroplasty has a stem portion for contact with bone cement. The stem portion is formed from a biocompatible material having a surface finish of less than about four microinches. This surface is coated with a uniform layer of material selected from the group consisting of diamond-like carbon, chromium carbide, titanium nitride, titanium carbo-nitride, chromium and zirconium and a combination thereof.
Field of SearchSpecialized coating or material