05261908 is referenced by 120 patents and cites 9 patents.

Applicant's invention includes a prosthetic rib (10) 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 prosthetic rib (10) is designed for secure attachment to existing natural ribs (12) in a manner which minimizes constricture thereof, provides substantial torsional stability, and permits the prosthesis to accommodate traumatic impact thereto while resisting fracture of the associated natural ribs (12).

Title
Expandable vertical prosthetic rib
Application Number
338227
Publication Number
5261908
Application Date
October 21, 1991
Publication Date
November 16, 1993
Inventor
Robert M Campbell Jr
415 Stone Wood, San Antonio, 78216
TX, US
Agent
Gunn Lee & Miller
IPC
A61F 2/44
A61B 17/56
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