Patent Number: 6,168,625

Title: Adjustable length prosthesis useful for ossicular replacement and reconstruction

Abstract: An adjustable length prosthesis is used for ossicular replacement or reconstruction. The prosthesis uses a pair of bioactive heads connected by a shaft. The shaft is bendable to accommodate angulation for better anatomical fit. The shaft is flexibly received in the head and trimmable with a scissors or scalpel to simplify length adjustment and prevent chipping and breakage of the bioactive portion. The prosthesis can be used as a total or a partial prosthesis and need not be disassembled and reassembled during the trimming process. The prosthesis can be stabilized on the footplate with a sharpened shaft extension or wire core.

Inventors: Prescott; Anthony D. (Arlington, TN)


International Classification: A61F 2/18 (20060101); A61F 002/18 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018