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Submission + - World's first biodegradable joint implant grows new joints (gizmag.com) 1

cylonlover writes: Joint implants should always be made of materials like titanium, so they can last the lifetime of the patient ... right? Well, not according to researchers at Finland's Tampere University of Technology. They've developed a product known as RegJoint, which is reportedly the world's first biodegradable joint implant. Unlike permanent implants, it allows the patient's bone ends to remain intact, and it creates a new joint out of their own tissue.
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World's first biodegradable joint implant grows new joints

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Heisengberg might have been here.

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