Implantable prosthesis

  • US 7,806,905 B2
  • Filed: 04/10/2009
  • Issued: 10/05/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/02/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of repairing a tissue or muscle wall defect in a patient, the method comprising acts of:

  • (a) introducing an implantable prosthesis into the patient, the implantable prosthesis including a patch and at least one strap extending from the patch, the at least one strap having a cross-section with a width and a thickness, the width being greater than the thickness;

    (b) positioning the patch on one side of the defect with the at least one strap extending through the defect so that an accessible portion thereof is on the other side of the defect;

    (c) pulling the accessible portion of the at least one strap that is on the other side of the defect to place the patch against tissue or muscle adjacent the defect; and

    (d) securing the prosthesis in position at the defect.

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