Global Patent Index - EP 1063941 A1

EP 1063941 A1 2001-01-03 - DEVICE FOR HANDLING BALL HEADS OF JOINT PROSTHESES

Title (en)

DEVICE FOR HANDLING BALL HEADS OF JOINT PROSTHESES

Title (de)

EINRICHTUNG ZUR HANDHABUNG VON KUGELKÖPFEN VON GELENK-PROTHESEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF PERMETTANT DE MANIPULER LES TETES SPHERIQUES DES PROTHESES ARTICULAIRES

Publication

EP 1063941 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 99919175 A

Priority

  • DE 19813328 A
  • EP 9902246 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19813328A1] In joint prostheses having a joint partner as a ball head, especially in hip joint endoprostheses, the surgeon places and fastens the ball head on the cone of the shaft by hand. The polished surface of the ball head makes the handling thereof difficult, as the surgeon's gloves become wet from body fluids. In addition, said surface can be scratched by devices used during the operation and by residue on the surgeon's gloves. Protective coverings already exist, but they are difficult to remove from the ball heads due to their shape which is adapted to the shape of the ball. In order to solve this problem, the invention provides a mounting (9) in the form of a plate (10) which is arranged on the pole (12) of the protective cap (2). In addition, the plate (10) comprises a shape and expanse similar to those of the protective cap (2) which make it possible to engage said plate from underneath on the side (18) facing the protective cap (2).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 2/00; A61F 2/36

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/36 (2006.01); A61F 2/46 (2006.01); A61B 19/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/4637 (2013.01); A61B 90/92 (2016.02); A61B 90/94 (2016.02); A61F 2/0095 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30332 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30594 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30713 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30714 (2013.01); A61F 2002/30718 (2013.01); A61F 2002/3611 (2013.01); A61F 2002/365 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4623 (2013.01); A61F 2002/4681 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0033 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0087 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0089 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00203 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9948436A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

DE 19813328 A1 19990930; EP 1063941 A1 20010103; JP 2003521264 A 20030715; TW 377292 B 19991221; US 6585771 B1 20030701; WO 9948436 A1 19990930

INPADOC legal status


2004-09-15 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040225

2003-11-26 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20031014

2001-01-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001026

2001-01-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE