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A prosthetic meniscus replaces the natural meniscus and is located between the natural articular surfaces of the bones of a joint. The prosthetic meniscus includes a body portion formed of a resilient material and further defines an extra-articular extension which is attached to the surface of the bone outside the joint. A reinforcing fabric or mesh is embedded in the resilient material to give the meniscus strength and shape. A meniscus according to the invention allows full articulation of the joint and provides the cushioning and lubricating functions of a natural meniscus while avoiding problems associated with total joint replacements.

Title
Prosthetic meniscus for the repair of joints
Application Number
303826
Publication Number
4502161
Application Date
August 19, 1983
Publication Date
March 5, 1985
Inventor
W H Wall
2300 Henderson Mill, Atlanta, 30345
GA, US
Agent
Eric P Schellin
IPC
A61F 1/24
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