2403416-A is referenced by 83 patents and cites 5 patents.

A prosthetic device comprising a bearing component 2, 4 for connection to a bone 3, 6, the bearing component 2, 4 replacing part or all of a human or animal joint, and a prosthetic ligament 8 which is connected to or passes through the bearing component 2, 4. The bearing component 2,4 may be provided with a peg or bollard 10 to which the prosthetic ligament 8 is attached. Preferably, the joint comprises a human knee joint and the first and second bearing components comprise a tibial bearing component 4 and a femoral bearing component 2 respectively, and the prosthetic ligament 8 at one end is connected to or passes through the tibial component 4 and at the other end is connected to or passes through the femoral component 2. The present invention can be used with a fixed bearing prosthetic knee or a mobile bearing knee using a meniscal component (40).

Title
Prosthesis with artificial ligament
Application Number
GB20030015543 20030702
Publication Number
2403416A
Application Date
July 2, 2003
Publication Date
January 5, 2005
Inventor
Goodfellow John
GB
Murray David
GB
Dodd Christopher
GB
Connor John
GB
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Scott Robert
GB
Assignee
Biomet Merck
GB
IPC
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