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An implantable prosthesis for occluding the opening of a muscle or tissue defect. The implant is laparoscopically deliverable with a system for loading and delivering the prosthesis through a trocar cannula. The prosthesis includes an implantable material with a body portion sufficient to extend across and occlude a defect opening. Antimigration barbs extend from the implantable material to prevent migration of the prosthesis after implantation. A semi-rigid ring may be attached to the material for supporting the body portion. The barbs may be located on the ring. The implantable prosthesis may be provided with a sufficient hoop strength to prevent the body portion from collapsing into the defect opening.

Title
Implantable prosthesis
Application Number
9/291651
Publication Number
6267772 (B1)
Application Date
April 6, 1999
Publication Date
July 31, 2001
Inventor
Paul C DiCesare
Norwalk
CT, US
Paul J Mulhauser
New York
NY, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
US
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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