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Bone-lengthening device reduces pain, infection risk

Orthopedic surgeons have developed a new device that reduces the pain, scarring and infection risk associated with lengthening a leg bone. It replaces an external brace, which must be attached outside the leg using pins through ...

Apr 08, 2016
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Inflammation is associated with bone growth

Researchers use induced pluripotent stem cells in a mouse model to show that diseased bone growth may be stimulated by a key molecule for inflammation. Inhibition of activin-A was found to repress the bone overgrowth typically ...

Nov 30, 2015
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Ossification

Ossification is a medical term that is synonymous with bone tissue formation. Endochondral ossification and intramembranous ossification are two processes resulting in the formation of normal, healthy bone tissue. Heterotopic ossification is a process resulting in the formation of bone tissue, that is often atypical, at an extraskeletal location. Calcification is a medical term that is often confused with ossification. Calcification is synonymous with the formation of calcium-based salts and crystals within cells and tissue. Calcification is a process that occurs during ossification, but not vice versa.

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