Ortho Implants Break Down Once Injured Tissue Healed
Monday, December 15, 2014
Source: Med Gadget
A great deal of orthopedic implants have to be removed, or left forever in the body. The extra surgery that is required, or the discomfort and other side effects of having metal left in your body, are often pretty serious burdens on the patients and clinicians treating them. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials in Bremen, Germany have been working on durable implants that degrade and slowly dissolve into the body for further secretion.