Fracture Putty Can Heal a Broken Bone In Days – Slashdot

“If we break a bone it can take weeks or even month to heal depending on the type and severity of the break. In some extreme cases the complexity of the fracture can make it impossible to heal properly. Researchers at the University of Georgia Regenerative Bioscience Center have come up with a new solution for healing broken bones that cuts recovery time to days. It relies on the use of stem cells that contain a bone generating protein. These cells are injected in gel form directly into the area of the broken bone, where they quickly get to work forming new bone. The end result is very rapid recovery, possibly sidestepping the muscle atrophy that can come with long bone healing times. The gel has been proven to work on animals as big as a sheep and has funding from the DoD. Lets hope it is proven to work on humans in the coming years.”

via Fracture Putty Can Heal a Broken Bone In Days – Slashdot.

So, this is fucking AMAZING. Always nice to see medicine making legitimately visible progress. Now, if we could only stop bones from being breakable in the first place…

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