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A meniscus prosthetic device for a human knee joint can be inserted into the knee joint so that the articulating cartilage in the knee totally remains intact. The prosthesis device translates between the articulating cartilage during normal knee movement. Insertion of the prosthetic device is accomplished by applying force on the ends of the device, thereby elastically spreading them, and placing the device between the tibial articulating cartilage and one of the femoral condyles. The forces thus applied can then be released causing the device to conform to its original C-shape. Prominences on the ends of the device may superiorly extended into the space defined by the femoral condyles, thereby securing the device in place.

Meniscus prosthesis
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
November 28, 1980
Publication Date
August 17, 1982
Charles H Kenny
276 South St., Pittsfield, 01201
Cushman Darby & Cushman
A61F 1/24
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