Method and apparatus for removing an acetabular cup

  • US 6,565,575 B2
  • Filed: 09/17/2001
  • Issued: 05/20/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for removing an acetabular cup from an acetabulum, said apparatus comprising:

  • a handle;

    a pivot element connected to said handle, said pivot element dimensioned to be received within an acetabular cup; and

    a blade connected to said handle and spaced from said pivot element, such that when said pivot element is received within said acetabular cup, said blade is disposed externally of said acetabular cup closely adjacent an outer surface of said acetabular cup.

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