US 9,808,348 B2
Implants with transition surfaces and related processes
Roger Ryan Dees, Jr., Senatobia, MS (US); and Jason Jordan, Hernando, MS (US)
Assigned to Smith & Nephew, Inc., Memphis, TN (US)
Filed by Roger Ryan Dees, Jr., Senatobia, MS (US); and Jason Jordan, Hernando, MS (US)
Filed on Nov. 11, 2010, as Appl. No. 12/944,124.
Application 12/944,124 is a division of application No. 11/850,178, filed on Sep. 5, 2007.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/828,158, filed on Oct. 4, 2006.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/824,696, filed on Sep. 6, 2006.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/825,533, filed on Sep. 13, 2006.
Prior Publication US 2011/0060340 A1, Mar. 10, 2011
Int. Cl. A61F 2/38 (2006.01); A61B 17/15 (2006.01); A61B 17/17 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/38 (2013.01) [A61B 17/155 (2013.01); A61F 2/3859 (2013.01); A61B 17/1764 (2013.01); A61F 2/3877 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30001 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3895 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of preparing a distal femur for receipt of a femoral member, the femoral member including an anterior portion comprising an anterior medial articulating surface, an anterior lateral articulating surface, and an anterior patellofemoral portion, the anterior portion having a distal edge and a lateral margin; a posterior medial condylar portion comprising a posterior medial articulating surface; and a transition edge extending laterally from the distal edge of the anterior portion to the lateral margin of the anterior portion in an anterior direction,
the method comprising:
placing a guide on the distal femur, the guide including a transition guide surface corresponding to the transition edge of the femoral member;
using the transition guide surface to locate on the femur the position of the transition edge of the femoral member; and
cutting bone to receive the transition edge of the femoral member.