US 9,808,347 B2
Liner system
Kirk J. Bailey, Rochester, IN (US); Aaron P. Smith, Warsaw, IN (US); and W. Jason Slone, Silver Lake, IN (US)
Assigned to Biomet Manufacturing, LLC, Warsaw, IN (US)
Filed by Biomet Manufacturing, LLC, Warsaw, IN (US)
Filed on Jan. 8, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/592,367.
Prior Publication US 2016/0199188 A1, Jul. 14, 2016
Int. Cl. A61F 2/32 (2006.01); A61F 2/34 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01); A61F 2/36 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/34 (2013.01) [A61F 2002/30332 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30616 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30822 (2013.01); A61F 2002/325 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3233 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3241 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3266 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3438 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3493 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3611 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A prosthesis comprising:
a shell having a shell inner surface;
a unitary liner disposed within the shell; and
a locking mechanism securing the liner within the shell,
wherein the locking mechanism is configured to be removed when the shell, liner, and a femoral head are implanted, wherein the shell extends beyond a hemisphere of the shell and the unitary liner extends beyond a hemisphere of the unitary liner, such that an outer liner surface of the unitary liner engages the entirety of the shell inner surface beyond the hemisphere of the unitary liner.