Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Someday, Surgeons Might Fix Your Broken Bones With Screws Made of Silk



Someday, Surgeons Might Fix Your Broken Bones With Screws Made of Silk

Surgeons have used metal screws to reassemble broken bones for years, but there are drawbacks: if the metal corrodes, they've gotta come out. Biodegradable screws aren't as strong, and can cause inflammation. So a team of Harvard and Tufts scientists came up with screws and plates that are as tough as metal, but biodegradable. The trick? They're made out of silk.
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