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A mesh or gauze of a bioabsorbable material is used to temporarily correct a defect in a living body. The mesh is of a construction sufficient so that biological tissue in the area of the defect can grow into it and form a long-term biological tissue correction structure before the mesh is completely bioabsorbed. The long-term biological tissue correction structure forms a substantially permanent correction of the defect. The mesh is normally sutured or otherwise fastened in position to correct the defect and is maintained in that position for a time sufficient for the long-term biological tissue correction structure to form and for the mesh to be completely bioabsorbed.

Title
Growing of long-term biological tissue correction structures in vivo
Application Number
6/373772
Publication Number
4520821
Application Date
April 30, 1982
Publication Date
June 4, 1985
Inventor
Emil A Tanagho
San Rafael
CA, US
Richard A Schmidt
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy
Assignee
The Regents of the University of California
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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