Patent Number: 6,569,202

Title: Tray and liner for joint replacement system

Abstract: An orthopedic component for total joint replacement that comprises a metal tray (3) and polymer liner (27), the metal tray having screw holes (7a, 7b) for fixation with screws (9) to bone and a circumferential rim or wall (15) with a smooth inner surface (21). The liner (27) is provided with a flexible sealing ridge (39) around its entire periphery, the sealing ridge being positioned so that it sealingly engages the tray rim so as to form a fluid-tight seal between the liner and the tray. The liner is provided with a locking mechanism comprised of tabs at the longitudinal ends of the liner which engage grooves in the front and rear of the tray. In this manner, the surgeon can readily install the liner within the tray after the tray has been surgically affixed to the resected skeletal structure by angling the liner and inserting a first tab into its respective groove and then by pressing the liner downwardly into the tray so that another tab at the opposite end of the liner engages its respective groove thus positively locking the liner with respect to the tray. Simultaneously with snap locking the liner within the tray, the flexible sealing ridge on the tray seals the liner with respect to the tray.

Inventors: Whiteside; Leo A. (St. Louis, MO)

Assignee: Whiteside Biomechanics, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/38 (20060101); A61B 17/68 (20060101); A61B 17/86 (20060101); A61F 2/32 (20060101); A61F 2/30 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 2/34 (20060101); A61F 002/38 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020