Source: Nature Communications 4 March 2014, 5 (3385)
Date of publication: 4 March 2014
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Metallic based fixation devices have a number of disadvantages. Devices based on pure silk have been developed. These have been tried in rodents and in vitro and show a lot of promise, including the ability to ‘melt away’ once the fracture is repaired. Further work is continuing in larger animals.
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Acknowledgement: Medical News Today