Implantable prosthesis

  • US 7,824,420 B2
  • Filed: 05/26/2004
  • Issued: 11/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An implantable prosthesis for a tissue or muscle defect, the implantable prosthesis comprising:

  • a first layer of material that permits tissue or muscle ingrowth;

    a second layer of material that permits tissue or muscle ingrowth, the second layer being attached to the first layer;

    at least one pocket formed between the first and second layers, the at least one pocket including an access opening through the first layer for gaining access to an interior of the at least one pocket;

    a layer of barrier material that is resistant to tissue or muscle ingrowth and the formation of adhesions with tissue or muscle, the layer of barrier material being attached to at least the second layer, the second layer being located between the first layer and the layer of barrier material; and

    a peripheral edge defining a boundary of the prosthesis, wherein the access opening is disposed inward of the peripheral edge.

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