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The device is implantable in the living body for attachment and augmentation of tendons and/or reinforcement of bones. It comprises a substantially flat membrane having a rounded outer shape and at least two perforations. The membrane contains resorbable or degradable polymeric and/or polymeric-ceramic material, having a Young's modulus in the range of 1 to 50 GPa and a tensile strength in the range of 0.1 to 20.0 GPa. It allows a more secure fixation of transosseous sutures.

Title
Resorbable tendon and bone augmentation device
Application Number
705389
Publication Number
5527341
Application Date
August 30, 1994
Publication Date
June 18, 1996
Inventor
Stephan M Perren
Davos-Dorf
CH
Alberto G Schneeberger
Davos
CH
Christian Gerber
Berne
CH
Martin Beck
Lucerne
CH
Sylwester Gogolewski
Alvaneu-Dorf
CH
Agent
McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel
Assignee
Synthes
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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