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A method of minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement includes accessing a knee through a minimal incision, forming a planar surface along a tibial plateau of the knee, forming a planar posterior surface along a posterior aspect of the corresponding femoral condyle, resurfacing a distal aspect of the femoral condyle to form a resurfaced area having a curved portion, implanting a prosthetic tibial component on the planar surface along the tibial plateau and implanting a prosthetic femoral component on the prepared surface of the femoral condyle formed by the planar posterior surface and the resurfaced area. The curved portion of the resurfaced area has an anterior-posterior curvature corresponding to a fixation surface of the prosthetic femoral component. Prior to implantation, the femur and tibia are prepared to receive fixation structure of the femoral and tibial components.

Title
Methods of minimally invasive unicompartmental knee replacement
Application Number
10/305369
Publication Number
7141053 (B2)
Application Date
November 27, 2002
Publication Date
November 28, 2006
Inventor
Robert M Fencl
Cordova
TN, US
Brian R Harris Jr
Cordova
TN, US
Eric A Stookey
Cordova
TN, US
Vernon R Hartdegen
Collierville
TN, US
Richard A Rosa
Short Hills
NJ, US
Assignee
Wright Medical Technology
TN, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
A61F 5/00
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