Patents Represented by Law Firm Peterson, Wicks, Hemer & Kamrath
  • Patent number: 5133755
    Abstract: Device and method for treating mammalian bone deficiencies, defects, voids and conformational discontinuities produced by congenital deformities, osseous and/or soft tissue pathology, traumatic injuries and functional atrophy is described. The device is a one piece molded body member composed of four substances, each of which contributes to the device, a specific requirement (or requirements) for osteogenesis and/or osteoneogenesis. Taken as a whole, the functions of these device constituents are integrated into a single body member which, when implanted into a bone defect, has the capacity to restore functional architecture and mechanical integrity, initiate osteoinduction and osteogenesis, and maintain the biological processes of bone formation and remodeling while the host organism is simultaneously biodegrading the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: THM Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Brekke