Method for injection-molding an orthopedic device and product of the method

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PATENT NO 5368549
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08141897

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An injection-molded thermoplastic device having a field of injection-molded hooks integrally formed in predetermined areas on the device during the injection-molding of the device for releasable attachment to a strap with loops.

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APLIX, S.A.PARIS7

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McVicker, Henry J Chatham, NJ 30 1570

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KURARAY CO., LTD. (2)
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