3620218 is referenced by 148 patents and cites 6 patents.

Polyhydroxyacetic ester, also called polyglycolic acid (PGA), has surgically useful mechanical properties as a solid prosthesis, such as reinforcing pins, screws, plates, or cylinders. On implantation, in living mammalian tissue, the polyglycolic acid is absorbed, and replaced by living tissue.

Title
Cylindrical prosthetic devices of polyglycolic acid
Application Number
04/852,617
Publication Number
3620218
Application Date
August 25, 1969
Publication Date
November 16, 1971
Inventor
Rocco Albert Polistina
Edward Emil Schmitt
Agent
Samuel Branch Walker
Assignee
American Cyanamid Company Stamford CT
IPC
A61b 17/11
A61B 17/00
A61F 13/15
A61F 13/00
A61F 13/20
D01F 06/62
A61B 17/03
A61L 31/04
A61L 31/06
A61B 17/11
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