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Charles A Homsy: Implantable structure. Vinson & Elkins, October 11, 1977: US04052754 (257 worldwide citation)

A structure for in vivo implantation which includes an elongate section terminating in one end in an enlarged portion and being at least partially of a biocompatible porous material having characteristics of promoting ingrowth of tissue. The structure is adapted to be implanted in place of at least ...


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Charles A Homsy: Porous body-implantable polytetrafluoroethylene. Vinson & Elkins, March 18, 1986: US04576608 (181 worldwide citation)

A composition of matter, and the method of making same, suitable for in vivo implantation to provide an environment in which normal tissue growth is fostered, which composition is a porous, fibrous structure of polytetrafluoroethylene fibers and resin, wherein the combination is sintered at a temper ...


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Charles A Homsy: Implantable material and appliances and method of stabilizing body implants. Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, November 23, 1976: US03992725 (156 worldwide citation)

A composition of material suitable for in vivo implantation to provide an environment in which normal tissue growth is fostered which composition is a porous fibrous structure in which the critical surface tension of the fibers is 35 dynes per centimeter or higher. This composition in the preferred ...


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Charles A Homsy: Acetabular prosthesis. Vinson & Elkins, October 18, 1988: US04778474 (138 worldwide citation)

An improved acetabular prosthesis (14) is disclosed for use with a femoral head prosthesis (12). The acetabular prosthesis (14) comprises a cup (28) having, in use, sufficient strength to maintain its shape. The exterior surface of the cup (28) is substantially hemispherical. A coating (32) of suffi ...


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John N Kent, Charles A Homsy: Temporomandibular mini condyle prosthesis. Vitek, Michael P Breston, June 26, 1990: US04936852 (70 worldwide citation)

The prosthetic mini-condyle is for use with a prosthetic glenoid fossa. The mini-condyle covers an excised natural condyle having a superior cut surface and a lateral cut surface. The mini-condyle has a superior, convexo-planar articular face and an inferior flat face. A shank extends inferiorly fro ...


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Charles A Homsy: Method of preparing a porous implantable material from polytetrafluoroethylene and carbon fibers. Vinson & Elkins, December 12, 1978: US04129470 (62 worldwide citation)

A composition of material suitable for in vivo implantation to provide an environment in which normal tissue growth is fostered which composition is a porous fibrous structure in which the critical surface tension of the fibers is 35 dynes per centimeter or higher. This composition in the preferred ...


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Charles A Homsy: Structure for in vivo implanation. Vinson & Elkins, June 26, 1984: US04455690 (59 worldwide citation)

A structure suitable for in vivo implantation in a tension application having a plurality of longitudinal strands of a fabric with the ends of the strands in the fabric and bonded with a film, a sleeve surrounding the strands, the strands being slidable with respect to each other and movable in the ...


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Charles A Homsy, John W Tellkamp, John N Kent: Implant for reconstruction of temporomanibular joint. Vitek, Michael P Breston, October 18, 1988: US04778472 (56 worldwide citation)

The surgical TM joint implant has two-parts: a first part which covers or replaces the natural glenoid fossa and articular eminence of a natural TM joint, and a second part which replaces the natural condylar head of the joint. The first part includes a plate having a fossa cavity defined by a relat ...


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Charles A Homsy: Dental implants with resorption preventing means. Hadaco, Michael P Breston, March 26, 1991: US05002488 (48 worldwide citation)

The dental prosthesis is adapted for insertion into a socket formed within the patient's jaw. It comprises an elongated shaft defining a proximal region, a distal region, and a tip. A soft porous pad extends distally from the shaft tip. The distal region is preferably biocompatible, porous, soft, re ...


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Charles A Homsy: Structure suitable for in vivo implantation. Vinson & Elkins, December 5, 1978: US04127902 (38 worldwide citation)

A structure suitable for in vivo implantation as a tension member to substitute for tension members such as ligaments and tendons. The structure includes an elongate member which is a biocompatible film, a biocompatible fabric which has a weave having substantially no permanent yield in one directio ...