06599323 is referenced by 286 patents and cites 6 patents.

A biocompatible tissue implant, as well as methods for making and using such an implant, is provided. Preferably, the tissue implant is bioabsorbable. The tissue implant comprises one or more layers of a bioabsorbable polymeric foam having pores with an open cell structure. The tissue implant also includes a reinforcement component which contributes both to the mechanical and the handling properties of the implant. Preferably, the reinforcement component is bioabsorbable as well. The tissue implant provided can be used in connection with the surgical repair of soft tissue injury, such as injury to the pelvic floor.

Title
Reinforced tissue implants and methods of manufacture and use
Application Number
9/747489
Publication Number
6599323 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2000
Publication Date
July 29, 2003
Inventor
Murty N Vyakarnam
New York
NY, US
Angelo G Scopelianos
Whitehouse Station
NJ, US
Alireza Rezania
Hillsborough
NJ, US
John McAllen III
Point Pleasent
NJ, US
Iksoo Chun
Flemington
NJ, US
Kelly R Brown
Hillsborough
NJ, US
Yufu Li
Bridgewater
NJ, US
Mora Carolynne Melican
Bridgewater
NJ, US
Agent
Nutter McClennen & Fish
US
Assignee
Ethicon
NJ, US
IPC
A61F 2/36
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