Patch for endoscopic repair of hernias

  • US 5,824,082 A
  • Filed: 07/14/1997
  • Issued: 10/20/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A hernia repair patch comprising:

  • (a) a wire frame formed from a shape memory alloy wherein the wire frame has an hour-glass shape when the shape memory alloy is in a austenite form and a rolled compact shape when in a martensite form; and

    (b) a prosthetic fabric material attached to and supported along a periphery thereof by said frame.

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