Instruments and method for use in disassembling implants

  • US 10,307,198 B2
  • Filed: 03/28/2017
  • Issued: 06/04/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for disassembling a femoral component assembly, the method comprising:

  • securing an end of a main component to a femoral component,advancing a rod in a first direction through the main component and into contact with a stem component secured to the femoral component and positioned in a bone of a patient,threading a spindle component into the main component to apply a force in the first direction to the rod,continuing to thread the spindle component into the main component to increase the force applied in the first direction to disengage the femoral component from the stem component,wherein securing the end of the main component to the femoral component comprises threading an elongated body of the main component into a threaded passageway defined in the femoral component.

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