patent number 4488319
A two step surgical technique for implantation of a joint prosthesis. A bone cavity adjacent the effected joint is prepared for receipt of a prosthetic stem having porosities therealong for dynamic bony interfacial fixation and a tip adapted for subsequent removable securement to a joint element. The effected joint is resectioned in a subsequent second surgical technique and the opposing joint component is prepared for receipt of a prosthetic joint. The prosthetic joint is then implanted and removably secured to said previously implanted stem. A two piece implantable prosthesis is also disclosed and claimed.
Clemson University (Clemson, SC)