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1. (WO2018048673) MONOLITHIC COMPOSITE ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/048673    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/049078
Publication Date: Fri Mar 16 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61L 27/04
A61L 27/06
Applicants: ZIMMER, INC.
Inventors: PIECUCH, Cristina
Title: MONOLITHIC COMPOSITE ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS
Abstract:
Implementations described herein provide for junctionless monolithic composite implants and methods for manufacturing the same. The implant includes a monolithic composite body having a first region comprising a first metal alloy, a second region comprising a second metal alloy, and a transition region disposed between the first region and the second region formed from a bonded mixture of the first alloy and the second alloy. In one example, the transition region is a sintered mixture of the first alloy and the second alloy. In another example, the transition region is disposed at a region of minimum stress within the monolithic composite body under physiological loading conditions of the implant.