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An improved method and apparatus for reducing a hip fracture utilizing a minimally invasive procedure which does not require incision of the quadriceps. A femoral implant in accordance with the present invention achieves intramedullary fixation as well as fixation into the femoral head to allow for the compression needed for a femoral fracture to heal. To position the femoral implant of the present invention, an incision is made along the greater trochanter. Because the greater trochanter is not circumferentially covered with muscles, the incision can be made and the wound developed through the skin and fascia to expose the greater trochanter, without incising muscle, including, e.g., the quadriceps. After exposing the greater trochanter, novel instruments of the present invention are utilized to prepare a cavity in the femur extending from the greater trochanter into the femoral head and further extending from the greater trochanter into the intramedullary canal of the femur. After preparation of the femoral cavity, a femoral implant in accordance with the present invention is inserted into the aforementioned cavity in the femur. The femoral implant is thereafter secured in the femur, with portions of the implant extending into and being secured within the femoral head and portions of the implant extending into and being secured within the femoral shaft.

Title
Method and apparatus for reducing femoral fractures
Application Number
10/155683
Publication Number
7258692 (B2)
Application Date
May 23, 2002
Publication Date
August 21, 2007
Inventor
Gregory C Stalcup
Columbia City
IN, US
Rick Miller
South Whitley
IN, US
Billy N Sisk
Claypool
IN, US
Steven E Dietzel
Peru
IN, US
Antony J Lozier
Warsaw
IN, US
Sarah L Thelen
North Manchester
IN, US
Agent
Baker & Daniels
Assignee
Zimmer
IN, US
IPC
A61F 2/30
A61B 17/56
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