Surgical support for femur

  • US 7,824,353 B2
  • Filed: 09/01/2004
  • Issued: 11/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/01/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A device intended for directly contacting and supporting a femur bone within a wound of a subject during a surgical procedure, comprising:

  • a. a shaft, said shaft possessing a proximal portion and distal portion, at least a portion of said shaft lying along a first axis which coincides with a first plane;

    b. a hook, said hook including an end, said hook end lying along a second axis which coincides with a second plane, the first and second planes intersecting one another, said hook further possessing a free tip configured and intended to enter the wound of the subject, said hook further intended for directly contacting the femur;

    c. an intermediate portion connecting said shaft and said hook, said intermediate portion extending laterally from said shaft axis, said shaft, said hook end, said hook free tip, and said shaft, hook, and intermediate portion forming a one-piece member without articulation, said intermediate portion and said hook lying apart from said axis of said shaft and a base member;

    said base member including a bracket having a plurality of openings spaced from each other along said bracket, each of said openings accommodate a portion of said shaft.

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