Patent Number: 8,795,381

Title: Methods and systems for hip replacement

Abstract: Methods and apparatus of the present invention provide for orthopaedic replacement of the hip while substantially preserving muscles and soft tissues around the hip joint resulting in reduced healing time and decreased risk of dislocation following the procedure. In an exemplary embodiment, an intramedullary rod 1502 is inserted longitudinally into the femur. A prosthetic femoral neck 3102 is then inserted from a point along the side of the patient's body and into the side of the femur and through a pre-existing lateral bore in the intramedullary rod 1502 and through the remainder of the femur to join the prosthetic femoral head 1102. The methods and apparatus include structures and techniques for fixing the prosthetic femoral neck 3102 in relation to the intramedullary rod 1502.

Inventors: Podolsky; Anatol (Corona Del Mar, CA)

Assignee: IHIP Surgical, LLC

International Classification: A61F 2/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018