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1. (WO2018165400) HARD-TISSUE IMPLANT COMPRISING A BULK IMPLANT, A FACE, PILLARS, SLOTS, AND AT LEAST ONE SUPPORT MEMBER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165400    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/021499
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61F 2/00
A61F 2/02
A61F 2/28
A61F 2/30
Applicants: GARY A. ZWICK, TRUSTEE OF THE EVEREST TRUST UTA APRIL 20, 2017
Inventors: PICHA, George J.
PHILLIPS, Grant, Wesley
SMITH, Rachel
PRICE, James
CAUSEY, Gregory
Title: HARD-TISSUE IMPLANT COMPRISING A BULK IMPLANT, A FACE, PILLARS, SLOTS, AND AT LEAST ONE SUPPORT MEMBER
Abstract:
Hard-tissue implants are provided that include a bulk implant, a face, pillars, slots, and at least one support member. The pillars are for contacting a hard tissue. The slots are to be occupied by the hard tissue. The at least one support member is for contacting the hard tissue. The hard-tissue implant has a Young's modulus of elasticity of at least 3 GPa, and has a ratio of the sum of (i) the volumes of the slots to (ii) the sum of the volumes of the pillars and the volumes of the slots of 0.40: 1 to 0.90: 1. Methods of making and using hard-tissue implants are also provided.