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1. (WO2018055359) SURGICAL IMPLANT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/055359    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/052794
Publication Date: Fri Mar 30 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 21 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61F 2/30
Applicants: IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED
Inventors: JEFFERS, Jonathan
VAN ARKEL, Richard
GHOUSE, Shaaz
RAY, Sebastian
Title: SURGICAL IMPLANT
Abstract:
A surgical implant (100) comprising a body having proximal and distal ends and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween, the body comprising a core (105) and at least one end portion (115) at the distal end and a plurality of discrete whiskers (110) extending outwardly from the core (105) and at an acute angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the body in a proximal direction. The surgical implant preferentially allows direction in one direction and provides superior implant stability post-surgery due to the mechanical interaction between the whiskers and the bone structure providing increased resistance to pull-out of the implant.