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A prosthetic device for use as an artificial meniscus is disclosed. The prosthetic device restores shock absorption, stability, and function to the knee joint after removal of the damaged natural meniscus. In some embodiments, the prosthetic device is pre-tensioned to improve the fit of the prosthetic device within the knee joint and, thereby, maximize the contact area of the load-bearing surfaces to distribute loading through the prosthetic device in a manner substantially similar to that of a healthy natural meniscus. In some embodiments, the pre-tensioned prosthetic device is smaller, or scaled-down, relative to the size of a healthy natural meniscus.

Title
Tensioned meniscus prosthetic devices and associated methods
Application Number
12/100059
Publication Number
8016884 (B2)
Application Date
April 9, 2008
Publication Date
September 13, 2011
Inventor
Amir Danino
Tel Aviv
IL
Eran Linder Ganz
Tel Aviv
IL
Avraham Shterling
Yarkona
IL
Agent
Haynes and Boone
Assignee
Active Implants Corporation
TN, US
IPC
A61F 2/38
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