Shoulder surgery pioneer, Dr. Steven Chudik, awarded seventh patent
Westmont, Illinois—October 4, 2022 — The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Dr. Steven Chudik, partner at Hinsdale Orthopaedics, a Division of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, and orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, knee and sports medicine, a seventh patent; US 11,406,505 B2, for a Glenoid Implant with Replaceable Articulating Portion.
Dr. Chudik’s implant design addresses three of the biggest limitations with shoulder arthroplasty (shoulder replacement)—wear, loosening of the glenoid (shoulder socket) implant, and rotator cuff failure. Dr. Chudik’s glenoid implant design allows for a long lasting implant fixation to the glenoid bone. It also has exchangeable parts to address glenoid wear and permit conversion to a reverse shoulder replacement if the rotator cuff wears out.
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