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Pub. No.:    WO/2005/117763    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/019112
Publication Date: 15.12.2005 International Filing Date: 27.05.2005
A61F 2/36 (2006.01)
Applicants: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. [US/US]; 1450 Brooks Road, Memphis, TN 38116 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
BERGIN, Alisha [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
KELMAN, David, C. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
LAMBERT, Richard, D. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SWANSON, Todd, V. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: BERGIN, Alisha; (US).
KELMAN, David, C.; (US).
LAMBERT, Richard, D.; (US).
SWANSON, Todd, V.; (US)
Agent: PRATT, John, S.; Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, 1100 Peachtree Street, Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA 30309-4530 (US)
Priority Data:
60/575,636 28.05.2004 US
60/655,129 22.02.2005 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An intramedullary stem (10) that provides enhanced distal fixation and flexibility and methods for implanting the stem. Certain embodiments of the stem have primary and secondary flutes (28, 34) (or ridges or wedges). Other embodiments have transitional regions (60).
(FR)Tige intramédullaire offrant une meilleure fixation distale et une plus grande souplesse et procédés d’implantation de la tige. Certains modes de réalisation de la tige comportent des cannelures (ou nervures ou sillons) primaires et secondaires. D’autres modes de réalisation comportent des régions de transition.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)