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A bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis having elongate elements including hollow, cavity or porous portions adapted to accumulate by-product from the degradation of the bioabsorbable material and shortening the diffusion distance for water absorption and thereby relatively increasing the degradation of the structure.

Title
Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir
Application Number
8/905806
Publication Number
5980564
Application Date
August 1, 1997
Publication Date
November 9, 1999
Inventor
Jonathan S Stinson
Plymouth
MN, US
Agent
Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren
Assignee
Schneider
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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