Saturday, February 20, 2010

Metal Foam may replace Metal Implants , ESWT effective for Hypertrophic Nonunion

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Metal foam : New material that mimics bone may create better biomedical implants

North Carolina State University Researchers developed a “METAL FOAM”  having similar elasticity to bone heading to a new generation of implants that avoid bone rejection. 

Shock wave nonunion therapy (ESWT) comparable to surgery in hypertrophic nonunions

Six months after both treatments, radiographic and clinical healing occurred in about 70% of patients.