Patent Number: 6,332,896

Title: Orthopaedic implant with proximal collar

Abstract: A cementless femoral hip stem component. The hip stem component includes an elongate stem, a proximal body, and a collar disposed on the proximal body and extending outward therefrom in a sideways direction to form a ledge. The proximal body defines at least a majority of a frustoconical shape. The ledge formed by the collar includes a tapered undersurface, beneath which extends the proximal body. The tapered undersurface of the ledge and the proximal body extend in different directions and thereby cooperatively define a double-flared contact surface configured to enable subsidable engagement of said double-flared contact surface with the femur at two different rates of subsidence within the femur. An abrupt, male corner is formed by the stem and the proximal body and is sufficiently abrupt to provide enhanced bone ingrowth stimulation.

Inventors: Hubbard; Barry (Draper, UT), McTighe; Timothy (Chagrin Falls, OH), Kee; Jerry (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), Mraz; Paul (Cleveland, OH)

Assignee: Ortho Development Corporation

International Classification: A61F 2/36 (20060101); A61F 2/30 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 002/34 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018