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An areal implant, in particular for abdominal wall closure, has a flexible basic structure made from a knitted fabric comprising non-resorbable or slowly resorbable material or a combination of such materials. The knitted fabric of the basic structure is designed to stretch more than the tissue region destined to receive the implant below a critical force and stretch less than this tissue region above the critical force. The critical force lies below the highest load which is allowable for this tissue region. The basic structure is provided with a stiffening, synthetic resorbable material whose resorption time is less than that of the basic structure.

Title
Areal implant
Application Number
8/823914
Publication Number
6162962
Application Date
March 25, 1997
Publication Date
December 19, 2000
Inventor
Christian Walther
Kattendorf
DE
Bernhard Hinsch
Norderstedt
DE
Agent
Hal Brent Woodrow
Assignee
Ethicon & Co KG
DE
IPC
A61F 2/00
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