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A prosthesis for use in valvuloplasty. The prosthesis is formed as a linear educer made of a material which is compatible with implantation and which in its direction of length is incompressible and inextensible but in the direction of its width is sufficiently flexible to assume a radius of curvature identical with that of the valvules; which can have needles introduced into it without tearing; which cannot be torn by the traction effect of the suture threads and of which the reduction ratio is governed by the distension of the deficient valvule. The prosthesis is intended for the surgical correction of certain mitral or tricuspid valvular disorders.

Title
Prosthesis for use in valvuloplasty
Application Number
5/698775
Publication Number
4217665
Application Date
June 22, 1976
Publication Date
August 19, 1980
Inventor
Claude Mantel
Limours
FR
Jean Pierre Bex
Paris
FR
Agent
Browdy and Neimark
Assignee
Societe d Utilisation Scientifique et Industrielle du Froid Usifroid
FR
IPC
A61B 17/00
A61F 1/22
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