Sponge-like polymer could repair bone defects

A sponge-like polymer, polycaprolactone (PCL) shows promise as a medical material that can be used to fill gaps in human bone and serve as a scaffold to promote new bone growth. Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates), or the removal of tumors can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. The gaps can dramatically alter a person’s appearance when they occur in the head, face, or jaw. The polymer has the potential to improve upon the two most commonly used procedures to repair these bone gaps. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical Polymers Materials and Additives read more

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Sponge-like polymer could repair bone defects

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