05480447 is referenced by 62 patents and cites 15 patents.

A joint implant is presented having an elongated cylindrical member with an annular spacer which accommodates the diameter of the cylindrical member by fitting loosely over the cylindrical member. The ends of the elongated cylindrical member are designed for insertion into the intramedullary canals of adjacent bones while the annular spacer is designed to cushion the joint and maintain proper spacing between the bones.

Title
Joint implant
Application Number
990415
Publication Number
5480447
Application Date
September 22, 1994
Publication Date
January 2, 1996
Inventor
Jeffry B Skiba
Tempe
AZ, US
Agent
David G Rosenbaum
Assignee
International Polymer Engineering
AZ, US
IPC
A61F 2/42
A61F 2/30
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