Patent Number: 6,168,630

Title: Hand joint prosthesis

Abstract: Wrist prosthesis with a carpus element (2) to be implanted in the metacarpal bones, a radial element (1) to be fixed on the bone of the forearm, and, arranged between these, a transverse axis articulation (3) whose proximal part (9) is connected to the radial element (1). According to the invention, the proximal part (9) of the transverse axis articulation (3) is available in two embodiments, the first of which is rigid per se and the second of which comprises a further articulation (25, 28), and that [sic] both embodiments of the proximal part (9) of the transverse axis articulation (3) are connected or can be connected releasably to the radial element (1) and to the distal part (18) of the transverse axis articulation (3).

Inventors: Keller; Arnold (Kayhude, DE), Thabe; Heiner (Bad Kreuznach, DE)

Assignee: Waldemar Link (GmbH & Co)

International Classification: A61F 2/42 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 2/30 (20060101); A61F 002/42 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018