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Keith D Alessio, Donald S Kaplan, Ross R Muth, John Kennedy: Bioabsorbable medical implants. United States Surgical Corporation, October 7, 1997: US05674286 (233 worldwide citation)

A completely bioabsorbable reinforced composite material for use in medical implants and a method for making same. The composite material comprises a hybrid yarn of intimately co-mingled reinforcement fibers of a crystalline polymer and matrix fibers of a polymer having a glass transition temperatur ...


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Thomas W Sander, Donald S Kaplan: Composition for effecting bone repair. United States Surgical Corporation, October 18, 1994: US05356629 (226 worldwide citation)

A composition for effecting bone repair is provided which includes biocompatible particles dispersed in a matrix.


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Donald S Kaplan, John Kennedy, Ross R Muth: Synthetic semiabsorbable composite yarn. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, June 8, 1993: US05217495 (171 worldwide citation)

A semi-bioabsorbable connective tissue prosthesis, e.g., a replacement for the human anterior cruciate ligament, is provided whose stress-strain characteristics closely match those of the natural tissue.


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Donald S Kaplan, Ross R Muth: Polymers for injection molding of absorbable surgical devices. John E Nathan, Richard M Barnes, June 18, 1985: US04523591 (157 worldwide citation)

Absorbable, substantially amorphous surgical fasteners having good in vivo strength-retaining and absorption characteristics may be made of copolymers of lactide and glycolide made from 70-85% m lactide and 15-30% m glycolide provided the inherent viscosity and glass transition temperature of the co ...


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Donald S Kaplan, Matthew E Hermes: Braided suture. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, May 28, 1991: US05019093 (125 worldwide citation)

A braided suture is provided which exhibits perceptibly enhanced flexibility and hand as well as reduced chatter and drag compared to these same characteristics in a suture possessing substantially the same overall denier but possessing significantly fewer sheath yarns and denier of individual filam ...


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Donald S Kaplan, Ross R Muth, Nagabhushanam Totakura, Darren E Zinner, Corbett W Stone: Compositions, methods and apparatus for inhibiting fogging of endoscope lenses. The United States Surgical Corporation, May 21, 1996: US05518502 (124 worldwide citation)

Methods for preventing and/or eliminating fogging of endoscope lenses during an endoscopic procedure which include the steps of introducing an endoscope into a body cavity and contacting the endoscope lens with a biocompatible and biodegradable composition containing a polyalkylene oxide while the l ...


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Donald S Kaplan, John Kennedy, Ross R Muth: Connective tissue prosthesis. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, September 15, 1992: US05147400 (112 worldwide citation)

A semi-bioabsorbable connective tissue prosthesis, e.g., a replacement for the human anterior cruciate ligament, is provided whose stress-strain characteristics closely match those of the natural tissue.


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Donald S Kaplan, John Kennedy, Ross R Muth, Elliot A Gruskin: Support material for cell impregnation. United States Surgical Corporation, December 27, 1994: US05376118 (107 worldwide citation)

A support material for cell impregnation is provided. The support material is fabricated from a semiabsorbable composite yarn comprising a nonabsorbable, elastic core yarn and an absorbable, relatively inelastic sheath yarn. A prosthetic device may be formed from the support material. The support ma ...


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Donald S Kaplan, Matthew E Hermes, Ross R Muth, John J Kennedy: Two-phase compositions for absorbable surgical devices. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Kenyon & Kenyon Bremer, May 17, 1988: US04744365 (98 worldwide citation)

An absorbable, annealed surgical device made from a multi-phase, polymeric composition derived from lactide and glycolide is disclosed. Preferably, the composition has two phases, both phases are continuous, the first phase has about 0-about 25% m glycolide moieties, the overall composition has up t ...


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Donald S Kaplan, Matthew Hermes, Ross R Muth, John Kennedy: Blends of glycolide and/or lactide polymers and caprolactone and/or trimethylene carbonate polymers and absorbable surgical devices made therefrom. United States Surgical Corporation, June 14, 1994: US05320624 (65 worldwide citation)

Polymer blends of glycolide and/or lactide homopolymer and/or glycolide/lactide copolymer and polycaprolactone and/or polytrimethylene carbonate homopolymer or copolymers thereof and absorbable surgical devices manufactured therefrom having improved mechanical properties, such as improved impact res ...