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1. (WO2001030276) SYSTEM FOR CORRECTING CARTILAGE DEFECTS USING A CARTILAGE SUBSTITUTE STRUCTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/030276    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2000/010062
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A61B 17/00
A61B 17/16
A61B 17/68
A61F 2/00
A61F 2/02
A61F 2/28
A61F 2/30
A61F 2/46
A61L 27/58
Applicants: JANSSON, Volkmar
Inventors: JANSSON, Volkmar
Title: SYSTEM FOR CORRECTING CARTILAGE DEFECTS USING A CARTILAGE SUBSTITUTE STRUCTURE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a cartilage substitute structure (1) which uses anchor elements (2) that penetrate into the bone and are fixed therein by means of friction, clamping or a positive-fit, in order to ensure that said cartilage substitute structure (1) is fixed in a mechanically secure manner. This type of anchoring process allows the connection between the bone and the cartilage substitute structure (1) to optionally remain open, thus making it suitable for the transfer of cells from the bone marrow into the cartilage substitute structure (1).