06520996 is referenced by 227 patents and cites 31 patents.

Disclosed is an orthopedic implant suitable for arthroplasty procedures. The orthopedic implant includes a first plate, a second plate, an axial support between the first plate and the second plate and one or more torsional supports connecting the first plate and the second plate. The axial support may be, for example, one or more flexible struts, such as cables, or a ball and socket joint. The torsional supports connect the first and second plates and may be, for example, curved around the axial support. The torsional supports may be integrally formed with the first and second plates as a single unitary device, by, for example, a Laser Engineered Net Shape (LENS) process.

Title
Orthopedic implant
Application Number
9/588167
Publication Number
6520996 (B1)
Application Date
June 5, 2000
Publication Date
February 18, 2003
Inventor
Donald Ingber
Boston
MA, US
John Hamilton
Foxboro
MA, US
Cornel Sultan
Everett
MA, US
Keith Oslakovic
Cambridge
MA, US
Mark Manasas
Dedham
MA, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
US
Assignee
DePuy AcroMed Incorporated
MA, US
IPC
A61F 2/44
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