World’s first biodegradable joint implant grows new joints

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 — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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