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1. (WO2017040732) ELASTIC ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040732    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049810
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 02 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/064
Applicants: BIOMEDICAL ENTERPRISES, INC.
Inventors: CHENEY, Daniel F.
Title: ELASTIC ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF
Abstract:
An orthopedic implant includes a bridge and at least a first leg extending from a first end of the bridge and a second leg extending from the second end of the bridge. The bridge includes a first upper section and a second lower section. The first upper section includes surfaces that are non-orthogonal and taper from a central surface to provide the first upper section with a non-uniform cross-section. The second lower section includes surfaces that are non-orthogonal and taper from a central surface to provide the second lower section with a non-uniform cross-section. The non-uniform cross-sections of the first upper section and the second lower section flatten the profile of the bridge, thereby producing an orthopedic implant with a smooth composite surface.