Acetabular component of total hip replacement assembly

  • US 6,712,857 B1
  • Filed: 03/04/2002
  • Issued: 03/30/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A device for use in surgical procedures involving arthroplasty, the device comprisinga socket member having a first surface that includes at least a bearing surface adapted to receive a counter component of a joint, and a bone engaging surface, the bone engaging surface having a first surface portion that extends away from a circumferential join with the first surface, a cross-sectional diameter of the first surface portion decreasing at a first rate as the first surface portion extends away from the circumferential join with the first surface, and at least a second surface portion that extends away from a the first surface portion to an extremity, a cross-sectional diameter of the second surface portion decreasing at a second rate, the second rate being different from the first rate, whereby the first surface portion and the second surface portion are arranged relative to each other such that the bone engaging surface is devoid of a step or a corner.

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