Patent Number: 6,254,640

Title: Shaft prosthesis and set

Abstract: The shaft prosthesis (1) has a distal section (2) with a substantially circular cross-section and a proximal section (3) adjoining this distal section (2). A rib (4) is located at the lateral side of the prosthesis and protrudes in the ventral direction. The proximal section (3) enlarges in the upward direction. A neck (5) is provided in the upper end region on which a joint ball can be attached. The diameter of the shaft prosthesis (1) enlarges substantially conically on all sides starting from the distal end of the shaft prosthesis (1).

Inventors: De Cesaris; Alessandro (Winterthur, CH), Menzi; Manfred (Baar, CH), Puhl; Wolfhart (Ulm, DE)

Assignee: Sulzer Orthopaedie AG

International Classification: A61F 2/36 (20060101); A61F 2/30 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 2/46 (20060101); A61F 002/36 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018