ApplicationNo. 492074 filed on 09/15/1995
US Classes:424/423, Surgical implant or material623/924MATERIAL CHARACTERISTIC
ExaminersPrimary: Weiss, John G.
Assistant: Black, John M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61F 002/02
Foreign Application Priority Data1993-02-05 FR
AbstractA semi-synthetic material for producing shaped elements for use in orthopaedic surgery, bone stabilizing and regenerating materials and biological cement, made from the mother-of-pearl of aquatic molluscs which is subjected to a specific mechanical, thermal or chemical treatment in order to alter its physical and chemical structure. The material may be powdered, mixed with calcium hydroxide, any other calcium salt, collagen or starch, dried and shaped into prosthetic members. Said material may be combined with methyl or acrylic derivatives, antibiotics or antimitotic agents, and is suitable for use in orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, carcinology, ear, nose and throat medicine, gynaecology and ophthalmology.