04792336 is referenced by 317 patents and cites 14 patents.

A surgical repair device having a length to width ratio of greater than one is disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of fibers. The majority of the fibers are in a direction essentially parallel to the device length.

The device has an absorbable component comprising a glycolic or lactic acid ester linkage. The remainder of the device, if any, has a non-absorbable component. The device can be used as a flat braid in the repair of a ligament or tendon.

Title
Flat braided ligament or tendon implant device having texturized yarns
Application Number
6/835493
Publication Number
4792336
Application Date
March 3, 1986
Publication Date
December 20, 1988
Inventor
Edward J McCusker
Fairfield
CT, US
Barry L Dumican
Fairfield
CT, US
Robert A Hlavacek
New Haven
CT, US
Agent
Charles F Costello Jr
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
CT, US
IPC
A61F 2/08
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