Ethnic-specific orthopaedic implants and custom cutting jigs

  • US 11,026,799 B2
  • Filed: 10/03/2018
  • Issued: 06/08/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An orthopedic implant comprising:

  • a distal femoral component comprising a first condyle bearing surface having a first profile formed of a plurality of consecutive arcs of curvature selected based on an identified ethnic descent of a patient, the plurality of consecutive arcs selected as a single set of arcs including one of;

    a first set of arcs including a total of three separate arcs of curvature corresponding with a patient being of Asian descent,a second set of arcs including a total of four separate arcs of curvature corresponding with a patient being of African descent, ora third set of arcs including a total of four separate arcs of curvature corresponding with a patient being of European descent; and

    a proximal tibial component comprising a first condyle bearing surface having a second profile comprising at least three parallel arcs of curvature.

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