Accession Number : ADD003418

Title :   Ceramic Prosthetic Implant Suitable for a Knee Joint Plateau.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Klawitter,Jerome J ; Bhatti,Nazir A

Report Date : 04 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The invention is a ceramic prosthesis of high aluminum oxide suitable for the tibial plateau of a knee joint with the superior (upper) portion of the prosthesis being of a high density AL2O3 having a very low porosity and the inferior (lower) portion being of high density AL2O3 having a high degree of porosity capable of accepting bone growth.

Descriptors :   *Prosthetic devices, *Patents, Surgical implantation, Aluminum oxides, Implantation, Knee(Anatomy), Bones, Ceramic materials

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE