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A completely bioabsorbable reinforced composite material for use in medical implants and a method for making same. The composite material comprises a hybrid yarn of intimately co-mingled reinforcement fibers of a crystalline polymer and matrix fibers of a polymer having a glass transition temperature below the melting point of the crystalline polymer. The hybrid yarn is heated under pressure to a processing temperature between the glass transition temperature of the matrix fibers and the melting point of the crystalline polymer to form a continuous matrix with reinforcing fibers of crystalline polymer. The composite material may be formed by a two step consolidation process.

Title
Bioabsorbable medical implants
Application Number
654234
Publication Number
5674286
Application Date
July 15, 1992
Publication Date
October 7, 1997
Inventor
John Kennedy
Stratford
CT, US
Ross R Muth
Brookfield
CT, US
Donald S Kaplan
Weston
CT, US
Keith D Alessio
Madison
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61F 2/28
A61F 2/06
A61F 2/02
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