Patent Number: 7,131,338

Title: Joint simulator testing machine

Abstract: An apparatus for testing an articulating implant includes a support structure in contact with a first part of the implant, an adapter coupled to a second part of the implant, a load assembly coupled with the adapter for applying a load onto the adapter, and a drive assembly coupled with the adapter. Operation of the drive assembly causes angulation and rotation of the adapter relative to the support structure, which in turn causes angulation and rotation of the first and second parts of the implant relative to one another.

Inventors: Zubok; Rafail (Midland Park, NJ), Errico; Joseph P. (Green Brook, NJ), Dudasik; Michael W. (Nutley, NJ)

Assignee: SpineCore, Inc.

International Classification: G01N 19/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00