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A bio-absorbable cartilage repair system for regenerating damaged or destroyed articular cartilage on the surface of a bone by establishing a chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix between an area of removed damaged or destroyed articular cartilage and the adjacent healthy cancellous bone. The system is at least one assembly of a bio-absorbable delivery unit, configured and dimensioned to be mounted in both the removed area and the adjacent healthy area, and a porous bio-absorbable insert supported by and in the delivery unit and establishing communication between the removed area and the adjacent healthy area for a chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix. The insert preferably includes a repair factor (e.g., a growth factor, an attachment factor, or both) releasably disposed in the insert to assist in establishing the chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix.

Title
Cartilage repair unit
Application Number
289387
Publication Number
5769899
Application Date
August 15, 1996
Publication Date
June 23, 1998
Inventor
Daniel Anthony Grande Jr
Seacliff
NY, US
Robert Elliott Schwartz
Old Westbury
NY, US
Agent
Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein
Assignee
Matrix Biotechnologies
NY, US
IPC
A61F 2/30
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