05836949 is referenced by 32 patents and cites 4 patents.

The invention is of a family of bioabsorbable intermedullary rods, implantation systems and associated methodologies for implantation. Applicant's invention permits its users to use intermedullary rods when indicated for fracture fixation, yet avoid complications of presently available steel rods, including the post-utility presence of implants after a bone has healed.

Title
Bioabsorbable intermedullary implant system and methods of use
Application Number
8/850935
Publication Number
5836949
Application Date
May 5, 1997
Publication Date
November 17, 1998
Inventor
C Mauli Agrawal
2215 Pinoak Knolls, San Antonio, 78248
TX, US
Robert M Campbell Jr
415 Stone Wood, San Antonio, 78216
TX, US
Agent
Jenkens & Gilchrist
IPC
A61B 17/72
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