Sinus tarsi implant

  • US 7,033,398 B2
  • Filed: 02/19/2004
  • Issued: 04/25/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/19/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of correcting anatomical alignment of a patient'"'"'s ankle bone structure comprising:

  • inserting an implant into a sinus tarsi of a patient,said implant comprising,a first member having an outer surface generally configured in the shape of a right conical frustum having a base portion and a top portion, and being inserted into a sinus region of the patient'"'"'s sinus tarsi;

    a second member, axially connected to the top of said first member and having an outer surface generally configured in the shape of a cylinder and having an outer diameter approximately equal to the top portion of said first member and being inserted into a canalis tarsi region of the patient'"'"'s sinus tarsi; and

    a third member, axially connected to the base of said first member an having an outer surface generally configured in the shape of a cylinder and being inserted into the sinus region of the patient'"'"'s sinus tarsi;

    wherein said first, second and third members maintain said sinus tarsi in an anatomically correct alignment and minimize a tendency for abnormal motion between the patent'"'"'s talus and calcaneus thereby correcting deformities in the patient'"'"'s ankle bone structure.

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