06007580 is referenced by 114 patents and cites 12 patents.

The invention relates to a joint prosthesis intended to be mounted between two bones to be joined together. The joint prosthesis comprises a spacer part, intended to be placed between the joint surfaces of the bones to be joined. The spacer part is manufactured of biodegradable polymer, co-polymer, polymer mixture and/or composite. The spacer part is, at least under tissue conditions, porous and elastic. The joint prosthesis further comprises fixation parts which are arranged to fix the spacer part to the bones to be joined, and which are manufactured of biodegradable material.

Title
Joint prosthesis
Application Number
8/973361
Publication Number
6007580
Application Date
March 11, 1998
Publication Date
December 28, 1999
Inventor
Pertti Tormala
Tampere
FI
Senja Paasimaa
Helsinki
FI
Mauri Lehtimaki
Kangasala
FI
Matti Lehto
Tampere
FI
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
Assignee
Bionx Implants Oy
FI
IPC
A61F 2/42
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