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A knee prosthesis includes plastic femoral and metallic (or ceramic) tibial components. The plastic femoral knee component articulates against a polished metal (e.g. cobalt alloy, titanium alloy, or stainless steel), or preferably ceramic (e.g. alumina, zirconia, nitride, or boride) patella and tibial components in a total knee implant. The polymer femoral material can be of a polymer such as ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, or a polymer blend or a fiber or particle reinforced polymer, or layered polymers.

Title
Plastic knee femoral implants
Application Number
8/27000
Publication Number
5358529
Application Date
March 5, 1993
Publication Date
October 25, 1994
Inventor
James A Davidson
Germantown
TN, US
Agent
Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger
Assignee
Smith & Nephew Richards
TN, US
IPC
A61F 2/38
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