Bone: Silk, metal and bone: why take implants out?
2014 (English)In: Nature Reviews Rheumatology, ISSN 1759-4790, Vol. 10, no 7, 386-387 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Degradable screws and plates for bone surgery have been produced from silk protein. The idea is to eliminate the need to take the implant out when the bone has healed. Will they provide sufficient strength, and will they degrade without causing inflammation? And why take implants out in the first place?
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Nature Publishing Group, 2014. Vol. 10, no 7, 386-387 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109240DOI: 10.1038/nrrheum.2014.57ISI: 000338776300003PubMedID: 24709942OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-109240DiVA: diva2:737172