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A prosthesis used for a damaged bone, an artificial articular cartilage or an artificial intervertebral disc being characterized in that the prosthesis is a composite body comprising polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel and ceramic or metallic porous body. With this prosthesis, PVA hydrogel enhances lubrication and shock absorbing functions, and the porous body allows the ingrowth and ossification of the bone tissue of a living body therein to affinitively connect said hydrogel to the bones of the living body.

Title
Artificial intervertebral disc
Application Number
692202
Publication Number
5458643
Application Date
February 1, 1994
Publication Date
October 17, 1995
Inventor
Hideaki Okimatsu
Kyoto
JP
Yoshito Ikada
Uji
JP
Shokyu Gen
Uji
JP
Masanori Oka
Nara
JP
Agent
Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz
Assignee
Kabushiki Kaisha Biomaterial Universe Corporation of Japan
JP
Kyocera Corporation
JP
IPC
A61F 2/44
A61F 2/30
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