05092889 is referenced by 51 patents and cites 20 patents.

Applicant's invention includes a prosthetic rib which is adjustable in length through relatively minor surgical procedures subsequent to initial implantation along with methods for using same in the treatment of chest wall deformities and scoliosis and in immobilizing fractured ribs. The prosthesis is designed for secure attachment to existing natural ribs in a manner which minimizes constricture thereof, provides substantial torsional stability, and permits the prothesis to accommodate traumatic impact thereto while resisting fracture of the associated natural ribs.

Title
Expandable vertical prosthetic rib
Application Number
7/338227
Publication Number
5092889
Application Date
April 14, 1989
Publication Date
March 3, 1992
Inventor
Robert M Campbell Jr
415 Stone Wood, San Antonio, 78216
TX, US
IPC
A61F 2/28
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