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A bioabsorbable material such as a terpolymer of poly-(L-lactide/D-lactide/glycolide). The material may consist of 85 molar percent L-lactide, 5 molar percent D-lactide, and 10 molar percent glycolide. The material may have a heat of fusion of about 15-25 J/G, tensile strength retention at 26 weeks of incubation of at least about 50%, and tensile strength retention at 52 weeks of incubation of at most about 25%. The material may be used in implantable devices such as bone fixation devices.

Title
Bioabsorbable materials and medical devices made therefrom
Application Number
9/263268
Publication Number
6206883 (B1)
Application Date
March 5, 1999
Publication Date
March 27, 2001
Inventor
Deger C Tunc
East Brunswick
NJ, US
Agent
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
US
Assignee
Stryker Technologies Corporation
MI, US
IPC
A61B 17/58
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