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A deformable surgical repair device is manufactured from a block or graft copolymer. The copolymer comprises a plurality of first linkages selected from the group consisting of glycolic acid ester and lactic acid ester linkages, and mixtures thereof, and a plurality of second linkages selected from the group consisting of 1,3-dioxan-2-one; 1,4-dioxan-2-one and .epsilon.-caprolactone linkages. The plurality of first linkages comprises at least about 50 up to about 90 mole percent of the copolymer. In an alternative claim, the deformable surgical repair device is manufactured from a blend of a first and a second absorbable polymer. The first absorbable polymer comprises a plurality of linkages selected from the group consisting of glycolic acid ester and lactic acid ester linkages, and mixtures thereof. The second absorbable polymer comprises a plurality of linkages selected from the group consisting of 1,3-dioxan-2-one; 1,4-dioxan-2-one and .epsilon.-caprolactone linkages. The first absorbable polymer comprises at least about 50 up to about 90 weight percent of the blend. The device is useful in fracture fixation.

Title
Deformable, absorbable surgical device
Application Number
7/548802
Publication Number
5080665
Application Date
July 6, 1990
Publication Date
January 14, 1992
Inventor
Steven L Peake
Ridgefield
CT, US
Donald J Casey
Mars
PA, US
Peter K Jarrett
Southbury
CT, US
Agent
Charles F Costello Jr
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company
CT, US
IPC
C08G 63/76
A61B 17/00
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