Add Last Goodbye to Plaster, Gel Heals Broken Bones
Anyone who broke his arm, leg, rib or other bone knows how long and tortured process of recovery in plaster is.
Specialists from Rice University have created a special gel that facilitates the production of new bone, tissue and only to the extent that is required. This bio degradable gel is applied as a moldon the broken bone, and then starts the regeneration of the bone on the home cells of the patient.
As the bone recovers,this gel disintegrates and disappear replaced by healthy tissue. The process is simple. The doctors just rubbed the gel into the desired shape, and then wait for the body to do his part of the job.
This technique would be particularly useful in bone fractures or skull cracks. The doctors predict that this method will be used by the plastic surgeons more than the orthopedics.