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Paul B. Chang
07-14-1996, 06:17 AM
Hi,

I'm looking for information on a particular femoral component (hip) design
concept. The concept is a reduced midstem diameter with a bulbous stem tip.
The purpose is to decrease stress shielding in the proximal femur. I could
not find any companies on the web that advertised this device but it was
mentioned to me that Osteonics or Biomet might have such a product.

I would appreciate any information on companies that carry this device and any
other information that would be useful.

________________
\ /
\ /
Wedge ----------> \ /
\ /
\_ _/
| |
Reduced Midstem -----> | |
| |
_| |_
| |
| |
Bulbous Stem Tip --> | |
| |
|______|


Thanks,
Paul Chang
chang@pelvis.mae.cornell.edu