US Patent No. 9,744,044


Patent No. 9,744,044
Issue Date August 29, 2017
Title Unicondylar Tibial Knee Implant
Inventorship Robert Craig Cohen, Bernardsville, NJ (US)
Philip Harris Frank, Maplewood, NJ (US)
Assignee Mako Surgical Corp., Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,744,044

1. An orthopedic implant for replacing a portion of a bone comprising:
a bone contacting surface;
a hole configured to accept a bone screw at a plurality of different angles;
a keel extending from the bone contacting surface, the keel including a first projection with a first longitudinal axis and
a second projection with a second longitudinal axis, wherein the first and second longitudinal axes are oriented orthogonally
to each other and separated from each other by the hole and at least one of the first and second projections includes a sloped
surface; and

a porous portion adapted to allow for the bone to grow therein, the porous portion defining a first porous surface and at
least one bonding strut extending 0 to 10° from normal to the first porous surface.