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A method for repairing a defect in tissue includes the steps of placing at least one collagen pad on the tissue surrounding a tissue defect. A prosthetic is then placed over the defect and the collagen pad. Pressure and energy are then applied to the prosthetic at the collagen pad until the tissue and the collagen pad adhere to each other.

Title
Energy-base method applied to prosthetics for repairing tissue defects
Application Number
8/962602
Publication Number
5972007
Application Date
October 31, 1997
Publication Date
October 26, 1999
Inventor
Jeffrey J Vaitekunas
West Chester
OH, US
Jesse Kuhns
Cincinnati
OH, US
Scott Wampler
Loveland
OH, US
Warren D Sheffield
Loveland
OH, US
Agent
Louis J Capezzuto
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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