Implantable prosthetic devices

  • US RE35,391 E
  • Filed: 10/15/1992
  • Issued: 12/03/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/30/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In an implantable prosthetic device for use in a human body including a flexible container and a soft gel or liquid filling the flexible container;

  • the improvement which comprises providing an outer plastic covering made of rough textured silicone and bonded to the flexible container, said outer plastic .[.convering.]. .Iadd.covering .Iaddend.having a rough textured external surface thereby providing a multiplicity of pores and/or interstices .Iadd.to permit tissue ingrowth, .Iaddend.said outer plastic covering encases the flexible container in order to prevent the contraction of scar tissue around the prosthetic device from pulling the prosthetic device into a hard, spherical shape.

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