Patent Number: 6,168,629

Title: Femoral component for knee prosthesis

Abstract: Femoral component for a knee prosthesis adapted to cooperate with an insert attached to a tibial plateau anchored at the upper end of a tibia. The femoral component is adapted to be anchored at a lower end of a femur, the femoral component including a first lateral condyle, a second lateral condyle, and an intercondylar space disposed between the first and second condyles for receiving a third removably fixed condyle. The third condyle is removable from the intercondyle space while the femoral component remains moveably engaged with the tibial plateau. The third condyle is adapted to provide posterior stabilization of the prosthesis during flexion between the tibia and the femur when the posterior cruciate ligament is no longer able to substantially perform its function.

Inventors: Timoteo; Michel (St Martin d'Uriage, FR)

Assignee: Tornier S.A.

International Classification: A61F 2/38 (20060101); A61F 002/38 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018