05527316 is referenced by 130 patents and cites 11 patents.

A surgical reamer is used in conjunction with a femoral neck cutting guide to enlarge the intramedullary canal of a resected host femur to expose hard cortical bone. The reamer has a longitudinally fluted cutting head that is flexible and able to bend relative to its longitudinal axis whereby to conform to axial or curved cortical bone surfaces to be engaged by like mating surfaces of a hip prosthesis to be implanted therein. In this regard, the cutting head includes a helical band spiralling between the ends of the cutting head.

Title
Surgical reamer
Application Number
8/200199
Publication Number
5527316
Application Date
February 23, 1994
Publication Date
June 18, 1996
Inventor
Jane A Sheetz
3968 W. Crystal Lake Rd., Warsaw, 46580
IN, US
Daniel E Williamson
895 S. Caleb Ct., Warsaw, 46580
IN, US
Kevin T Stone
2940 E. Patterson Rd., Warsaw, 46580
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey & Pierce
IPC
A61B 17/56
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