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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.

Title
Meniscus prosthesis
Application Number
6/211292
Publication Number
4344193
Application Date
November 28, 1980
Publication Date
August 17, 1982
Inventor
Charles H Kenny
276 South St., Pittsfield, 01201
MA, US
Agent
Cushman Darby & Cushman
IPC
A61F 1/24
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