Is anti-fracture membrane for bone implants being tested in Australia?
A new research team from the University of Sydney says it has successfully implanted a bone implant in a patient’s leg, allowing them to live for years without needing to remove a bone.
The study, published in the journal Bone, could pave the way for bone replacement in the future.
Dr Samah Shah from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University said the team’s research had helped her to be able to give the bone implants to patients in the first place.
“I’ve been looking at this implant for over a year, and this has been my main focus for the last five years,” she said.
The implants, which are similar to the ones used for bone grafts in the United States, have a tiny, transparent membrane that can be easily removed and replaced.
But the device is also being used to treat fractures in other areas of the body.
Dr Shah said the device could eventually be used in the treatment of many types of osteoarthritis, which can result in bone loss or can lead to scarring.
There are currently around 20,000 people in the world with osteoarchitectonic disorders, meaning they have problems with their bone, according to the World Health Organization.
However, the study also found that the devices were effective in helping to prevent fracture, although it was not clear if the treatment would be effective in preventing further fractures.
It’s hoped the technology could also be used to prevent further bone loss in people with osteoporosis.
According to Dr Shah, the next step would be to investigate the use of the device in people without osteoarthropathy, a condition that causes bone to grow less often.
“We hope to be looking at it in the people with bone loss,” she explained.
Ms Shah said there were still some hurdles to overcome, such as how long the bone could be kept in place and if the device would help with healing.
“I think the technology is really going to help us in terms of reducing fracture risk in these patients, but we’re just beginning to understand what the effects are,” she added.
What are bone implants and what are their uses?
The bone implants, known as anti-vascular and anti-rejuvenation membrane, are being developed to replace bone that is damaged by trauma, infection, infection-related diseases and infection-induced inflammation.
They are typically used in people who have had a traumatic injury, or who have been given an infection such as a bacterial infection, as well as in people undergoing surgery.
In the past, these implants have required the patient to have a blood transfusion to maintain the implant in place, but Dr Shah is aiming to make the implant more permanent by injecting the fluid into the bone.
Currently, it is only used in a small number of people, and they are typically implanted around the elbow.
This type of implant was originally developed for people who suffered trauma or infection, but has since spread to other parts of the knee and arm.
A second type of bone implant was developed in the 1990s, but it is now being tested for use in people whose bones are damaged by infection.
How does the technology work?
Dr Shah said she had used the technology to remove bone implants from the back of her hand.
She said it had been a challenging process because the implant was embedded into the skin.
When she inserted it, she felt a bit of pressure, but she said the membrane was completely solid.
To get it to slide down, she had to apply pressure to the implant through her fingers and squeeze it.
Once it had penetrated the bone, the gel began to release fluid, and she could feel it slowly slide down the implant.
While it was a bit like putting a wet sponge into a cup, Dr Shah could tell it was smooth by the way the gel released.
After about an hour, she was able to remove the bone implant with the help of a special needle, which was inserted through the membrane.
As she was working on the implant, she said she noticed that the gel was starting to look a bit greyish, which meant it was starting its own healing process.
If she could get it all the way out without causing further damage, she would be able see improvement in a few weeks.
Is it safe?
This is the first time that Dr Shah had been able to implant a bone in a person with a traumatic fracture.
Although the bone was not damaged, the implant would need to be replaced when the patient’s bone became too weak or fractured.
Before the treatment, Dr Shah said it was possible that the implant could break, or even break off completely.
During the operation, she did not experience any problems, and her patient said she was completely relieved to have her bone implant back in place.
“It’s a miracle, really,” she told the ABC. More about