Surgery

Implants use smart materials to improve bone fracture repair

For patients with a broken shin bone, a new generation of smart orthopedic implants is being developed that can not only monitor healing progression at the bone fracture site, but can use controlled micromotions to actively ...

Medications

Dual delivery of BMP2 and IGF1 promotes cranial bone defect healing

A new dual delivery system designed to sequentially release BMP2 and IGF1 in microparticles in an injectable hydrogel successfully healed an 8-mm cranial defect in rats. The study design and results are reported in the peer-reviewed ...

Health

Exercise could help broken bones heal faster

If you've ever broken a bone, you probably thought it was best to rest and not put any weight on it. But somewhat counter-intuitively, exercise may actually play an important role in making sure fractures heal properly. In ...

Biomedical technology

Bone-building cells favor different orthopedic implant designs

New orthopedic implant devices that promote faster healing and ultimately reduce the strain on the NHS could be available in the future thanks to new research by Loughborough University engineering experts that reveals which ...

Surgery

Developing bioactive coatings for better orthopaedic implants

Bioactive coatings play a vital role in the success of implants such as those for knees or hips, because their properties induce a biological response that is good for the health. Ph.D. student Imran Deen and Professor Federico ...

Biomedical technology

Lighting up bone repair

Researchers led by TMDU fabricate a material that will aid bone healing, help medical practitioners clearly assess the full damage to bones after an injury, and clarify probable patient outcomes

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