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1. (WO2006119126) SHAPED OSTEOCHONDRAL GRAFTS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/119126    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/016491
Publication Date: Nov 9, 2006 International Filing Date: May 1, 2006
IPC: A61F 2/30
Applicants: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
MCKAY, William, F.
Inventors: MCKAY, William, F.
Title: SHAPED OSTEOCHONDRAL GRAFTS AND METHODS OF USING SAME
Abstract:
Described are plug grafts and in particular embodiments osteochondral plug grafts and grafting methods which utilize unique plug geometries and cooperative graft/host tissue interfaces to improve stability of grafted plugs within host tissue. Embodiments of the invention include harvested osteochondral or synthetic plug grafts having bore geometries other than circular cylinders and which are implantable in correspondingly prepared host sites to resist rotation and improve stability.