Surgical technique can rapidly repair bone injuries in humans, sheep

03/9/2010 | MIT Technology Review

U.S. researchers said they were able to fix a serious bone defect in a wheelchair-bound patient after performing a surgical technique that uses periosteum, a thin bone-lining tissue containing stem cells that repair injuries by turning into bone. They also developed an artificial periosteum membrane and found that it promoted bone development in sheep two to three weeks after the procedure.

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