Patent Number: 6,332,779

Title: Method of hard tissue repair

Abstract: A method for promoting the growth of bone, periodontium, or ligament in a warm-blooded vertebrate, the method comprising: producing a surgical flap to expose the bone, periodontium or ligament; debriding the bone, periodontium or ligament to remove organic matter from the bone, periodontium or ligament; implanting an effective amount of an osteogenic bone graft material, the bone graft material consisting of an osteoimplant having not greater than about 32% void volume formed at least in part from elongate bone-derived elements optionally in combination with bone powder; replacing the flap; and, allowing the bone, periodontium or ligament to regrow.

Inventors: Boyce; Todd M. (Aberdeen, NJ), Kaes; David (Toms River, NJ), Scarborough; Nelson L. (Ocean, NJ), Salkeld; Samantha (Cliffwood, NJ)

Assignee: Osteotech, Inc.

International Classification: A61L 27/00 (20060101); A61L 27/36 (20060101); A61C 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018