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Per I Branemark, Bo Thuresson af Ekenstam: Element for implantation in body tissue, particularly bone tissue. Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, May 25, 1982: US04330891 (158 worldwide citation)

In an element for implantation in body tissue, particularly bone tissue, consisting of a biologically flawless material with a micro-pitted surface, the pores in the surface have a diameter many times smaller than has been previously known in order to permit the occurrence of such a tight and extens ...


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Per I Branemark, Bo Thuresson af Ekenstam: Support member for prosthesis. April 14, 1981: US04261350 (25 worldwide citation)

A support member for a prosthesis comprises a tubular member adapted to be secured to a prepared bone by a cement or by screw fastener. The face of the prosthesis in contact with the bone is provided with channels, typically of trapezoidal section to ensure a good supply of blood to the bone tissue ...


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