Bioabsorbable Screws

A unique type of bone screw made of a most unlikely material is making waves in equine fracture repair at the Equine Research Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The results indicate that the screws also could have important applications in human bone surgery.

Surgeon John Field, BVSc, heads a team that is exploring the use of the 4.5 mm-wide screws, made of almost pure lactic acid, in

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