Instruments for use in disassembling implants

  • US 9,603,649 B2
  • Filed: 03/15/2013
  • Issued: 03/28/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An orthopaedic surgical instrument comprising:

  • a main component including a housing and an elongated body extending from the housing, the housing and the elongated body defining a longitudinal axis, wherein a passageway is defined in the elongated body along the longitudinal axis,a rod component including (i) a head configured to be received in the housing of the main component and (ii) an elongated shaft extending from the head, configured to pass through the elongated body of the main component, anda spindle component including (i) a threaded body configured to engage the head of the rod component to move the rod component along the longitudinal axis as the threaded body is threaded into the housing, and (ii) a handle body opposite the threaded body,wherein the elongated shaft has a length greater than a length of the elongated body of the main component,wherein the head of the rod component has a diameter greater than a diameter of the passageway of the elongated body of the main component, andwherein the handle body is configured to receive a handle component for threading the spindle component.

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