Bioresorbable fracture fixation in orthopedics: a comprehensive review. Part I. Basic science and preclinical studies.

@article{Simon1997BioresorbableFF,
  title={Bioresorbable fracture fixation in orthopedics: a comprehensive review. Part I. Basic science and preclinical studies.},
  author={Jordan A Simon and John Lawrence Ricci and Paul E. Di Cesare},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={665-71}
}
Metal alloys are currently the most popular materials for manufacture of fracture-fixation devices. Two major disadvantages of these materials are their extreme stiffness, which causes stress shielding of the underlying bone, and the necessity, in a significant number of cases, of removing metallic implants after fracture healing is complete. These shortcomings of metal alloys have led to the study of bioresorbable materials for use in fracture fixation. Currently, polylactic acid, polyglycolic… CONTINUE READING
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