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US6692506: Absorbable prosthetic mounting clip

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Inventor(s) Francois Regis Ory · Michel Therin · Jacqueline Huet-Olivier ·
Assignee(s) Sofradim Production · Phusis ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Oliff & Berridge, PLC ·
Primary Examiner Julian W. Woo ·
Application Number US9601407
Filing date 10/19/2000
PCT 371 date 10/19/2000
Issue date 02/17/2004
Predicted expiration date 10/19/2020
U.S. Classifications 606/151  · 606/221  · 606/144  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB1
International Classifications 606151 · 606152 · 606153 · 606154 · 606155 · 606144 · 606139 · 606232 · 606221 ·
PCT Application Number WO20PCTIB9900190 - 02/03/1999
PCT Publication Number WO199939645 - 08/12/1999
Foreign Priority FR9801509 - 02/03/1998 ·
7 Claims, 2 Drawings


Abstract

The invention concerns a prosthetic mounting clip (1) having a monolithic structure, made of a biologically absorbable plastic material, comprising a distal anchoring element (2) in an anatomical support (8), a proximal stop element (3) relative to a prosthetic part (9), and a connecting rod (4) linking the distal anchoring element (2) and the proximal stop element (3), the connecting rod (4) being arranged relative to the distal anchoring element (2), to determine at least two positions of said connecting rod (4), namely an inoperative position wherein the connecting rod (4) is arranged along a direction (R) relative to the distal anchoring element (2), and another stressed position wherein the connecting rod (4) is folded back against the distal anchoring element (2) along a second direction (P). The invention is characterised in that, in the inoperative position of the connecting rod (4), the first direction (R) is inclined relative to the second direction (P), parallel to the anchoring element (2), at an acute angle not greater than 90°, and for example equal to about 45°.

Independent Claims | See all claims (7)

  1. 1. Prosthetic mounting clip, having a monolithic structure, made of a biologically absorbable plastic material, comprising a distal anchoring rod capable of being anchored in an anatomical support, a proximal stop bar relative to a prosthetic part, and a connecting rod connected to and extending between an intermediate connection point of the distal anchoring rod and an intermediate connection point of the proximal stop bar, the connecting rod having no more than one bend to define no more than two rod portions, the connecting rod being arranged relative to the distal anchoring rod so as to determine at least two positions of said connecting rod, namely an inoperative position in which at least a part of the connecting rod is arranged along a first direction relative to the distal anchoring rod, and a stressed position in which said part of the connecting rod is folded back against the distal anchoring rod along a second direction, and, in the inoperative position of the connecting rod, the proximal stop bar and the distal anchoring rod are arranged substantially in the same plane, said stop bar and said distal anchoring rod being arranged substantially parallel to one another and not along a same line, wherein, in the inoperative position of the connecting rod, at least the part of the connecting rod is in an inclined or oblique position relative to said proximal stop bar and to said distal anchoring rod at the connection points.
  2. 4. Prosthetic mounting clip, having a monolithic structure, made of a biologically absorbable plastic material, comprising a distal anchoring rod capable of being anchored in an anatomical support, a proximal stop bar relative to a prosthetic part, and a connecting rod connected to and extending between an intermediate point of the distal anchoring rod and an intermediate point of the proximal stop bar, the connecting rod being arranged relative to the distal anchoring rod so as to determine at least two positions of said connecting rod, namely an inoperative position in which at least a part of the connecting rod is arranged along a first direction relative to the distal anchoring rod, and a stressed position in which said part of the connecting rod is folded back against the distal anchoring rod along a second direction, and, in the inoperative position of the connecting rod, the proximal stop bar and the distal anchoring rod are arranged substantially in the same plane, said stop bar and said distal anchoring rod being arranged substantially parallel to one another, wherein, in the inoperative position of the connecting rod, at least the part of the connecting rod is in an inclined or oblique position relative to said proximal stop bar and to said distal anchoring rod, wherein the distal anchoring rod includes at least one spacing projection provided in the second direction, extending from a first end in a direction toward a second end of the distal anchoring rod, the first end of the distal anchoring rod being farther from the proximal stop bar when the connecting rod is in the inoperative position.
  3. 5. Prosthetic mounting clip, having a monolithic structure, made of a biologically absorbable plastic material, comprising a distal anchoring rod capable of being anchored in an anatomical support, a proximal stop bar relative to a prosthetic part, and a connecting rod connected to and extending between an intermediate point of the distal anchoring rod and an intermediate point of the proximal stop bar, the connecting rod being arranged relative to the distal anchoring rod so as to determine at least two positions of said connecting rod, namely an inoperative position in which at least a part of the connecting rod is arranged along a first direction relative to the distal anchoring rod, and a stressed position in which said part of the connecting rod is folded back against the distal anchoring rod along a second direction, and, in the inoperative position of the connecting rod, the proximal stop bar and the distal anchoring rod are arranged substantially in the same plane, said stop bar and said distal anchoring rod being arranged substantially parallel to one another, wherein, in the inoperative position of the connecting rod, at least the part of the connecting rod is in an inclined or oblique position relative to said proximal stop bar and to said distal anchoring rod, wherein the proximal stop bar has a greater cross section than that of the distal anchoring rod.
  4. 7. Prosthetic mounting clip, having a monolithic structure, made of a biologically absorbable plastic material, comprising a distal anchoring rod capable of being anchored in an anatomical support, a proximal stop bar relative to a prosthetic part, and a connecting rod connected to and extending between an intermediate point of the distal anchoring rod and an intermediate point of the proximal stop bar, the connecting rod being arranged relative to the distal anchoring rod so as to determine at least two positions of said connecting rod, namely an inoperative position in which at least a part of the connecting rod is arranged along a first direction relative to the distal anchoring rod, and a stressed position in which said part of the connecting rod is folded back against the distal anchoring rod along a second direction, and, in the inoperative position of the connecting rod, the proximal stop bar and the distal anchoring rod are arranged substantially in the same plane, said stop bar and said distal anchoring rod being arranged substantially parallel to one another, wherein, in the inoperative position of the connecting rod, at least the part of the connecting rod is in an inclined or oblique position relative to said proximal stop bar and to said distal anchoring rod, wherein a gusset is formed at a junction of the connecting rod with the distal anchoring rod, such that a zone of folding of the connecting rod against the distal anchoring rod is located along the connecting rod, away from the junction of the distal anchoring rod and the connecting rod.

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