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Deger Tunc: Absorbable bone plate. Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics, Michael Q Tatlow, March 6, 1990: US04905680 (115 worldwide citation)

An absorbable bone plate resistant to breakage fabricated with such interrelated dimensions that the highest stresses developed along the length of the plate when the plate is implanted are relatively constant and do not vary by more than 20% and preferably do not vary by more than 10%.


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Deger Tunc: Process for forming bioabsorbable implants. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, April 13, 2004: US06719935 (15 worldwide citation)

A process for forming a rod of bioabsorbable polymeric material includes extruding the material at a temperature above its melting point at a controlled rate of between 0.4 to 20 feet per minute to form a continuous rod. The continuous rod is then cooled by passing the rod through a cooling bath to ...


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Deger Tunc: Process of preparing an absorbable polymer. Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics g35, Michael Q Tatlow, June 7, 1994: US05319038 (4 worldwide citation)

A process of purifying and stabilizing a high molecular weight polylactide polymer by contacting solid polymer particles with methyl alcohol and subsequently acetone.


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Deger Tunc: Process for forming bioabsorbable implants. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, September 12, 2002: US20020125595-A1

A process for forming a rod of bioabsorbable polymeric material includes extruding the material at a temperature above its melting point at a controlled rate of between 0.4 to 20 feet per minute to form a continuous rod. The continuous rod is then cooled by passing the rod through a cooling bath to ...


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