ANISOTROPIC BIOCOMPOSITE MATERIAL, MEDICAL IMPLANTS COMPRISING SAME AND METHODS OF TREATMENT THEREOF

USPTO Patent Application US 2017/0246355 A1
Application Date: Aug. 31st, 2017

ABSTRACT

Reinforced biocomposite materials. According to at least some embodiments, medical implants are provided that incorporate novel structures, alignments, orientations and forms comprised of such reinforced bioabsorbable materials, as well as...
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Application Number:
15/509,301
International Classification:
A61L 31/12 (20060101); A61B 17/86 (20060101); A61B 17/80 (20060101); A61L 31/14 (20060101); A61L 31/06 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A medical implant comprising absorbable structural material, comprising a, reinforcement filler, characterized in that strength and stiffness properties are anisotropic; wherein said biodegradable composite comprises a biodegradable polymer; wherein an average density of the composite is in the range of 1.3-3.0 g/cm3; wherein said reinforcing filler comprises a plurality...

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FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention is of anisotropic biocomposite material, medical implants comprising same and methods of treatment thereof, and in particular to such material, implants and methods of treatment that have medical applications.
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