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A prosthetic, resorbable articular cartilage and methods of its fabrication and insertion are disclosed. The prosthetic articular cartilage, when implanted in a humanoid joint, acts as a resorbable scaffold for ingrowth of native articular chondrocytes and supports natural articulating joint forces. The prosthetic articular cartilage is a dry, porous, volume matrix of biocompatible and bioresorbable fibers. These fibers include a natural polymer or analogs thereof, at least a portion of which may be crosslinked. The matrix is adapted to have an in vivo outer surface contour substantially the same as that of natural articular cartilage in an articulating joint, and has a pore size in the approximate range of about 100 microns to about 400 microns.

Title
Prosthetic articular cartilage
Application Number
75352
Publication Number
5306311
Application Date
December 17, 1991
Publication Date
April 26, 1994
Inventor
Shu Tung Li
Oakland
NJ, US
Kevin R Stone
Mill Valley
CA, US
Agent
Lappin & Kusmer
Assignee
ReGen Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/32
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