The disclosed invention is an orthopaedic wrist implant for the replacement of a damaged, diseased, or degenerated natural wrist joint. A cardan joint, a universal joint that can bend in any direction, preserves the biomechanics of a natural wrist joint.
Application & Market Utility
The cardan joint prevents wear that would result from metal-to-metal or metal-to-polyethylene contact. The cardan joint also reduces the incidence of implant loosening and displacement, both of which are complications typical to prosthetic joints with bearing surfaces.
Reduce to practice. Seeking licensing opportunities. Patent pending.