News tagged with bone healing

Fewer surgeries with degradable implants

Until now, in cases of bone fracture, doctors have used implants made of steel and titanium, which have to be removed after healing. To spare patients burdensome inter- ventions, researchers are working on ...

dateNov 04, 2014 in Polymers
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Math predicts size of clot-forming cells

UC Davis mathematicians have helped biologists figure out why platelets, the cells that form blood clots, are the size and shape that they are. Because platelets are important both for healing wounds and in strokes and other ...

dateMay 25, 2012 in Mathematics
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Models suggest treatments for fractures that won't heal

New models, reinforced by in vivo experimentation, show why 5-10% of bone fractures don't heal properly, and how these cases may be treated to restart the healing process. Results of the model, published September 2 in the ...

dateSep 02, 2010 in Other
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Bone replacement from laser melting

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a medical emergency, a puncture of the cranium is commonly treated with an implant. While replacements made of titanium merely plug holes, a new kind of degradable implant stimulates the ...

dateJun 03, 2010 in Medical research
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Building Up Broken Bones

(PhysOrg.com) -- Any one of the 8 million Americans who suffer bone fractures each year knows how hard it is to wait for the bones to knit, or heal. Bone healing is also important for integration of dental ...

dateOct 14, 2009 in Materials Science
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Diabetes weakens your bones

Current research suggests that the inflammatory molecule TNF-α may contribute to delayed bone fracture healing in diabetics. The related report by Alblowi et al, "High Levels of TNF-α Contribute to Accelerated ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Medical research
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