Patent Number: 7,824,326

Title: Bioabsorbable casing for surgical sling assembly

Abstract: The invention provides a surgical sling assembly for implanting in tissue to provide anatomical support in a patient. The surgical sling assembly includes a sling and a biocompatible casing enclosing at least a portion of the sling. The biocompatible casing is absorbed by the patient's tissues after the surgical sling assembly is positioned within the patient's tissue to provide anatomical support.

Inventors: Wagner; James (Sudbury, MA), Rao; Doreen (Sudbury, MA)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00