Patent Number: 6,309,395

Title: Bone graft delivery surgical instruments

Abstract: A kit of surgical instruments comprises a plurality of differently sized/shaped hollow tubes constructed to receive bone graft, and a plurality of differently sized and/or shaped plungers to be inserted into the hollow tube. A surgeon may select a hollow tube and plunger which correspond based upon the size and shape of the graft receiving area and the prosthesis to be implanted. The plungers are further constructed and arranged so that when the hollow tube is moved in a direction away from a graft receiving area, the bone graft is delivered to the graft receiving area. A set of modular plunger portions may be included for constructing a plunger corresponding to a tube.

Inventors: Smith; Margaret E. (White Plains, NY), Cusick; Michael J. (Suffern, NY)

Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

International Classification: A61B 17/56 (20060101); A61B 017/56 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018