05411554 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 10 patents.

A cosmetic or prosthetic surgical implant comprising an envelope filled with a liquid bioabsorbable polymer and a process for implanting a cosmetic or prosthetic surgical implant involving the filling of an envelope with a liquid bioabsorbable polymer suitable liquid bioabsorbable polymer include lactone copolymers composed of at least two monomers selected from the group consisting of glycolide, L-lactide, D,L-lactide, 1,4-dioxanone, .epsilon.-caprolactone, 1,5-dioxepan-2-one and trimethylene carbonate and poly(orthoesters) of the formula: ##STR1## where R is a linear or branched alkylene group containing 3 to 10 carbon atoms and R' is a linear or branched alkyl group containing 1 to 10 carbon atoms and n is selected to provide a liquid poly(orthester) at body temperature.

Title
Liquid polymer filled envelopes for use as surgical implants
Application Number
8/95129
Publication Number
5411554
Application Date
July 20, 1993
Publication Date
May 2, 1995
Inventor
Richard D Gooding
Easton
PA, US
Stephen C Arnold
Franklin
NJ, US
Rao S Bezwada
Whitehouse Station
NJ, US
Angelo G Scopelianos
Whitehouse Station
NJ, US
Agent
Hal Brent Woodrow
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61F 2/12
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