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A bioprosthetic device is provided for soft tissue attachment, reinforcement, and or reconstruction. The device comprises a naturally occurring extracellular matrix portion and a synthetic portion. In illustrated embodiments, the naturally occurring extracellular matrix portion comprises layers of small intestine submucosa, and the synthetic portion comprises one or more rows of fibers or mesh positioned between layers of the small intestine submucosa.

Title
Reinforced small intestinal submucosa (SIS)
Application Number
9/918116
Publication Number
6638312 (B2)
Application Date
July 30, 2001
Publication Date
October 28, 2003
Inventor
Mora C Melican
Bridgewater
NJ, US
Joe W Ferguson
Warsaw
IN, US
Prasanna Malaviya
Ft. Wayne
IN, US
Pamela L Plouhar
South Bend
IN, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
US
Assignee
DePuy Orthopaedics
IN, US
IPC
A61F 2/02
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