04595713 is referenced by 187 patents and cites 16 patents.

A medical implant useful in the regeneration of soft and hard connective tissue, such as cartilage and bone, is disclosed which comprises a copolymer of a major amount of epsilon caprolactone and a minor amount of lactide. Where regeneration of bone tissue, in particular, is desired, the copolymer may further include osteogenic material in powdered or particulate form. If soft tissue regeneration is desired, the copolymer may include chopped carbon fiber. A mass of the copolymer, optionally including additives, may be molded by hand by heating the polymer to a temperature of 115.degree.-160.degree. F., by, for example, immersion in hot water. The mass is then molded to the void to be filled or shape the regenerated tissue is desired to assume, and implanted in the patient. The mass is gradually replaced by regenerated tissue.

Title
Medical putty for tissue augmentation
Application Number
6/693162
Publication Number
4595713
Application Date
January 22, 1985
Publication Date
June 17, 1986
Inventor
Kenneth St John
Tracy
CA, US
Agent
Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier
Assignee
Hexcel Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61K 35/32
A61K 31/74
A61K 31/23
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