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Artificial ligaments for joint applications and including resistive retaining and end

Linares of Linares Medical Devices, Michigan, incorporated a ligament into a prosthetic joint as a plasticized, elongated and deformable material.  A fibrous material is internally disposed within the deformable material, the fibrous material terminating in first and second enlarged bead portions arranged in proximity to enlarged pocket defined ends associated with the deformable materials.  First and second bones define a joint region there between, the deformable end pockets and bead portions being inserted through associated holes defined in joint proximate locations associated with the bones, so that actuation of a projection location of the fibrous material causes the bead portions to outwardly deflect the end pockets, resulting in the ligaments being anchored in place between the bones. (RDC 5/23/2012)

Woven and/or braided fiber implants and methods of making same
Koob, Davis and Pringle of the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Florida, developd and bioprosthesis having an implantable braided or woven construct with collagen-derived fibers interlocked or interlaced together.  The braided or woven constructs can be flexible and resorbable.  The braided or woven constructs can have the dynamic flexibility, tensile strength and stiffness suitable for tendon or ligament repairs. The braided or woven construct may be used for ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. (RDC 5/23/2012)


Roger D. Corneliussen

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Copyright 2012 by Roger D. Corneliussen.
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** Date of latest addition; date of first entry is 5/23/2012.