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A semi-bioabsorbable connective tissue prosthesis, e.g., a replacement for the human anterior cruciate ligament, is provided whose stress-strain characteristics closely match those of the natural tissue.

Title
Synthetic semiabsorbable composite yarn
Application Number
581462
Publication Number
5217495
Application Date
November 13, 1990
Publication Date
June 8, 1993
Inventor
Ross R Muth
Brookfield
CT, US
John Kennedy
Stratford
CT, US
Donald S Kaplan
Weston
CT, US
Agent
Rocco S Barrese
Peter G Dilworth
Thomas R Bremer
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61F 2/08
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