Friday, 3 January 2014

Trials to begin on new degradable surgical implant - By Adam Brimelow, Health Correspondent, BBC News

Researchers in Oxford have developed a degradable implant which they say has huge potential to improve surgical success rates. The protective patch, which wraps round soft tissue repairs, will be trialled in patients with shoulder injuries. It is hoped in time this approach could help patients with other conditions including arthritis, hernias and heart defects.

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