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A bendable polymer tissue fixation device suitable to be implanted into a living body, comprising a highly porous body, the porous body comprising a polymer, the porous body comprising a plurality of pores, the porous body being capable of being smoothly bent, wherein the bending collapses a portion of the pores to form a radius curve, the polymer fixation device being rigid enough to protect a tissue from shifting. In a preferred embodiment the polymer fixation device may be capable of being gradually resorbed by said living body. In one embodiment, the polymer fixation device comprises a plurality of layers distinguishable by various characteristics, such as structural or chemical properties. In another embodiment, the polymer fixation device may comprise additional materials; the additional materials serving to reinforce or otherwise alter the structure or physical characteristics of the device, or alternatively as a method of delivering therapy or other agents to the system of a living being.

Title
Compliant osteosynthesis fixation plate
Application Number
10/619721
Publication Number
7931695 (B2)
Application Date
July 15, 2003
Publication Date
April 26, 2011
Inventor
Timothy A Ringeisen
Exton
PA, US
Agent
Jeffrey R Ramberg
Assignee
Kensey Nash Corporation
PA, US
IPC
A61F 2/28
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