Plasticized bone and soft tissue grafts and methods of making and using same

  • US 9,585,986 B2
  • Filed: 02/28/2014
  • Issued: 03/07/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A plasticized soft tissue graft suitable for transplantation into a human, comprising:

  • a cleaned soft tissue graft having an internal matrix; and

    one or more plasticizers contained in said internal matrix, said one or more plasticizers not being removed from said internal matrix prior to packaging,wherein said plasticized soft tissue graft does not require refrigeration or freezing for storage,wherein the plasticized soft tissue graft has mechanical properties approximating mechanical properties of natural soft tissue.

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