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1. (WO1996003084) DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RESTORATION OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE
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Pub. No.:    WO/1996/003084    International Application No.:    PCT/US1995/009417
Publication Date: 08.02.1996 International Filing Date: 25.07.1995
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    22.02.1996    
IPC:
A61F 2/08 (2006.01), A61L 31/02 (2006.01), A61L 31/04 (2006.01), A61L 31/06 (2006.01)
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, THE [US/US]; 305 E. Buchtel Common, Akron, OH 44325 (US)
Inventors: CONWAY, Ted, Allen; (US).
MORRA, Edward, A.; (US).
MORRA, Sebastian, Paul; (US)
Agent: WEBER, Ray, L.; Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber, 1610 First National Tower, Akron, OH 44308 (US)
Priority Data:
08/280,363 26.07.1994 US
Title (EN) DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RESTORATION OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE
(FR) DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE DE RECONSTITUTION DE TISSU CONJONCTIF
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An expansible sleeve (10, 22, 50) for rejoining and/or bracing damaged connective tissue (16, 42) such as ligaments, tendons, muscles and the like is formed from a plurality of elongate members (12, 24, 52) of biocompatible material which is interwoven into an open mesh structure (20) which concurrently undergoes axial expansion and radial contraction when subjected to axial loads. The expansible sleeve allows small movements and small axial loads to be transferred through the damaged connective tissue thereby promoting rapid restoration and rehabilitation of the damaged tissue, while transferring larger, potentially injurious, axial loads around the damaged connective tissue and through the sleeve. The invention provides a device and method whereby restoration of damaged connective tissue can be more easily achieved, and which is generally less intrusive and traumatic than conventional techniques.
(FR)La présente invention concerne un manchon extensible (10, 22, 50) permettant de rejoindre et/ou de consolider un tissu conjonctif lésé (16, 42) tel que celui de ligaments, de tendons, de muscles et autres. Ce manchon est constitué d'une pluralité d'éléments oblongs (12, 24, 52) en substance biocompatible tissés en une structure réseau ouverte (20) qui peut subir concurremment une expansion axiale et une contraction radiale lorsqu'il est soumis à des efforts axiaux. Le manchon extensible permet de petits mouvements et le transfert de petits efforts axiaux au moyen du tissu conjonctif lésé, ce qui favorise la reconstitution et la réhabilitation rapides du tissu lésé, tout en transférant les efforts axiaux plus importants et potentiellement lésants autour du tissu conjonctif lésé et au travers du manchon. L'invention propose un dispositif et un procédé facilitant la reconstitution de tissu conjonctif lésé, tout en étant moins invasive et traumatisante que les procédés conventionnels.
Designated States: AM, AT, AU, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LK, LR, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (KE, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)