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A method of joining or reconstructing biological tissue which comprises applying optical energy to the biological tissue while providing a collagen filler material thereto; denaturing the collagen filler material and biological tissue with the optical energy to cause joining of the collagen filler material and biological tissue, thus joining or reconstructing such tissue.

Title
Collagen welding rod material for use in tissue welding
Application Number
7/654860
Publication Number
5156613
Application Date
February 13, 1991
Publication Date
October 20, 1992
Inventor
Philip N Sawyer
Brooklyn
NY, US
Agent
Pennie & Edmonds
Assignee
Interface Biomedical Laboratories
NY, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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