Shoulder prosthesis with anatomic reattachment features

CAFC
  • US 7,229,478 B2
  • Filed: 11/23/2004
  • Issued: 06/12/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. 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 the 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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