Shoulder prosthesis with anatomic reattachment features
1. -26. (canceled)
Apparatus and methods are disposed for maintaining the proper positioning of a prosthetic implant having proximal and distal ends within a prepared bone cavity during cement injection and curing. First stabilization means, implantable within the bone cavity, minimize lateral movement of the distal end of the implant, while second stabilization means, physically separate from the means for minimizing lateral movement of the distal end of the implant, minimize both the lateral movement of the proximal end of the implant and the rotational movement of the implant overall. In the preferred embodiment, the second stabilization means includes an apertured cap removably securable to the end of a bone having the prepared cavity through which the implant is inserted and held in place. This cap, which may either be entirely rigid or include a pliable membrane in the vicinity of the aperture, preferably further includes a first port associated with cement injection and a second port associated with cement over-pressurization. In an alternative embodiment, the second stabilization means includes a manually operated mechanism enabling the implant to be temporarily yet rigidly secured thereto in accordance with a desired orientation, preferably affording adjustments along multiple degrees of freedom prior to the rigid securement thereof.
1. -26. (canceled)
27. Shoulder replacement apparatus, comprising:
an implant including an intramedullary stem;
an implant head having a generally hemispherical articulating surface; and
a plurality of visual indicators for adjusting the height of the implant head.
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29. Shoulder replacement apparatus, comprising:
a component configured for rigid coupling to a humerus;
an implant having a head portion including a generally hemispherical articulating surface; and
a plurality of visual indicators for adjusting the height of the implant head relative to the humerus.
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31. A method of positioning a joint-related implant to achieve a desired orientation, comprising the steps of:
providing a joint-related implant having an articulating joint surface and an intramedullary stem;
positioning the stem in an intramedullary canal of a bone;
referencing a plurality of score marks to achieve a desired implant orientation; and
cementing the implant in place once the desired orientation is achieved.
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38. A method of positioning a shoulder implant to achieve a desired orientation for cementation within an intramedullary canal of a humerus having an outer cortex, the method comprising the steps of:
providing a shoulder prosthesis having an articulating joint surface corresponding to a proximal humerus and an intramedullary stem;
positioning intramedullary stem within an intramedullary canal and adjusting the orientation of the prosthesis by referring to a plurality of score marks corresponding to the orientation.
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