Biosynthetics dominate orthopaedics in 1996
This article was originally published in Clinica
Clinical orthopaedics is reaping the benefits of the research of the late eighties that attempted to characterise with increasing accuracy the mineral content and lattice structure of bone. The materials produced are used as back fill for autografts, to fill interstices resulting from osteoporotic fractures and to provide the cement and filler required during joint replacement procedures. The industry is also moving to incorporate growth factors in these materials to speed new bone growth and repair.