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Charles T Dotter: Transluminally placed expandable graft prosthesis. Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, March 12, 1985: US04503569 (824 worldwide citation)

A transluminally placed endovascular graft prosthesis includes a helically wound coil having a generally tubular shape and is made of a shape memory Nitinol alloy having a transition temperature in the range of 115.degree.-125.degree. F. After placement within a body blood vessel and upon heating of ...


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Charles D Ray, Terry P Corbin: Prosthetic disc and method of implanting. CeDaR Surgical, Moore & Hansen, September 20, 1988: US04772287 (799 worldwide citation)

By implanting two prosthetic disc capsules side-by-side into a damaged disc of a human spine, both height and motion, including front-to-back bending, can be maintained. The prosthetic disc capsules have an outer layer of strong, inert fibers intermingled with a bioresorbable material which attracts ...


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Arun A Patil: Artificial intervertebral disc. Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, January 12, 1982: US04309777 (720 worldwide citation)

An artificial intervertebral disc for implantation in the disc space after the removal of a diseased or damaged cervical intervertebral is described and comprises upper and lower disc portions having a plurality of springs positioned therebetween to yieldably urge the disc portions away from each ot ...


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W H Wall: Prosthetic meniscus for the repair of joints. Eric P Schellin, March 5, 1985: US04502161 (532 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic meniscus replaces the natural meniscus and is located between the natural articular surfaces of the bones of a joint. The prosthetic meniscus includes a body portion formed of a resilient material and further defines an extra-articular extension which is attached to the surface of the b ...


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John William Goodfellow, John Joseph O Connor, Nigel Graham Shrive: Prosthetic joint device. National Research Development Corporation, Cushman Darby & Cushman, April 25, 1978: US04085466 (516 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic joint device is provided with first and second components respectively providing convex and relatively flat articulatory bearing surfaces, and a third component is located between the former components and has two surfaces which are complementary to and engage the convex and flat surfac ...


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Edmund F Rybicki, Kenneth Ray Wheeler, Lewis E Hulbert, Manuel Tom Karagianes, Craig R Hassler: Porous expandable device for attachment to bone tissue. Battelle Memorial Institute, Philip M Dunson, March 15, 1977: US04011602 (449 worldwide citation)

A device for attaching to substantially solid living bone tissue, comprising a body member having an outer surface shaped to fit approximately into an empty space in the tissue and having pores into which the tissue can grow to strengthen the bond between the device and the tissue, and adjustable me ...


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Kenneth Z Kurland: Means and method of implanting bioprosthetics. Charmasson & Holz, August 30, 1983: US04400833 (400 worldwide citation)

A means and method for implanting bioprosthetic material surgically, in humans or animals, is disclosed. The means comprise lengths of connective tissue such as cow tendons which are covered entirely or partially with a synthetic, looseweave mesh which is stitched to the tendon and which augments th ...


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Kent K Wu: Vertebral body prosthesis and spine stabilizing method. Henry Ford Hospital, Barnes Kisselle Raisch Choate Whittemore & Hulbert, November 19, 1985: US04553273 (394 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for stabilizing the spine wherein vertebral bodies have been removed which comprises forming recesses in the vertebral bodies which face one another, inserting a longitudinally extendable prosthetic device between the opposed vertebral bodies with the ends of the prosthetic de ...


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Elliot Kornberg: Aortic graft, device and method for performing an intraluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Beveridge DeGrandi & Weilacher, January 7, 1986: US04562596 (380 worldwide citation)

An aortic graft that is specifically constructed for intraluminal insertion and comprising a flexible hollow, tubular material, having a generally cylindrical shape with an upper end and lower end and having a minor and major axis, and having disposed along its major axis a plurality of parallel str ...


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Heinz Scharbach, Achim Engelhardt, Peter Bunz: Surgical implant and method for its production. Sybron Corporation, Theodore B Roessel, James A Rich, October 26, 1976: US03987499 (364 worldwide citation)

A surgical implant is produced by coating a metallic substrate with enamel. The metallic substrate provides structural strength and the enamel provides chemical stability, resistance to wear, tissue compatibility, progressive ingrowth and electrical insulating properties. The implant may be produced ...