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System and method for prosthetic fitting and balancing in joints


Title: System and method for prosthetic fitting and balancing in joints.
Abstract: A device for intraoperative use in balancing joint forces and verifying the placement of the tibial component in total knee arthroplasty includes a spacer defining an enclosure; the spacer is sized to engage a top portion of the tibial component. A sensor array is embedded in the spacer, the sensor array measures forces on the spacer. A wireless transceiver is embedded in the spacer and forwards the output to a processor. The processor is analyzes the output and creates a pressure distribution graph indicative of the forces on the spacer, thereby assisting a surgeon in performing selective soft tissue release or component positioning in connection with surgical implantation of an orthopedic knee prosthesis. ... Browse recent The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois patents
USPTO Applicaton #: #20120290088
Inventors: Farid Amirouche, Mark H. Gonzalez



The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120290088, System and method for prosthetic fitting and balancing in joints.




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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20120290088 A1
Publish Date
11/15/2012
Document #
13489333
File Date
06/05/2012
USPTO Class
623 1412
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
61F2/08
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