A self-extending paediatric leg implant

@article{Kotz2000ASP,
  title={A self-extending paediatric leg implant},
  author={Rainer Kotz and Reinhard Windhager and Martin Dominkus and Bernd Robioneck and Holger M{\"u}ller-Daniels},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={406},
  pages={143-144}
}
Biological regeneration of the extremities can occur in some organisms (starfish, for example), but humans need recourse to a mechanical solution. Growing children present a particular challenge, and those who lose bone tissue from the knee after removal of a tumour need an implant that can not only provide stability for the femur and allow motion of the knee joint, but which also accommodates rapid growth. Here we describe a self-extending leg implant (endoprosthesis) that can closely simulate… CONTINUE READING

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