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1. (WO2016055762) SUBTALAR JOINT IMPLANT

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/055762    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2015/052634
Publication Date: Fri Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 12 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: A61F 2/42
A61F 2/30
Applicants: UCL BUSINESS PLC
Inventors: GOLDBERG, Andy
BLUNN, Gordon
Title: SUBTALAR JOINT IMPLANT
Abstract:
A subtalar joint implant (20) is disclosed for replacing a natural subtalar joint existing between the talus (102) and calcaneum (104) bones of a patient. In an embodiment the implant comprises talar (22) and calcaneal (24) portions that are configured to slide over each other in the implanted state. The implant is shaped so that the sliding is constrained to trajectories that involve pivoting of the talar portion relative to the calcaneal portion about a pivot point (36) or a line (38) of pivot points.