Use of Bioabsorbable Osteofixation Devices in the Hand

@article{Waris2004UseOB,
  title={Use of Bioabsorbable Osteofixation Devices in the Hand},
  author={Eero Waris and Nureddin Ashammakhi and O. I. Kaarela and Timo Raatikainen and Jarkko Vasenius},
  journal={Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume)},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={590 - 598}
}
Bioabsorbable internal fixation by means of pins, tacks, screws and miniplates offers an alternative to metallic osteofixation for the stabilization of small bone fractures, osteotomies, ligament injuries and fusions in the hand. The advantages of using them include avoidance of metallic-implant-related long-term complications and a secondary removal operation. Currently the most commonly used devices are made of poly l-lactide (PLLA) and copolymers of polylactides (P(L/DL)LA) and polyglycolide… Expand
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