Bone device dissolves after the injury heals

Bone device dissolves after the injury heals

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Bone device dissolves after the injury heals

After talking about the pacemaker which, once its function is over, dissolves, the medical biotechnology comes back to surprise us with a bone device, it too capable of self-dissolving once the lesion is cured. The intuition came to Xudong Wang, professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bone device dissolves after the injury heals

UW-Madison Professor Xudong Wang holds a fracture electrostimulation device designed by him and his lab. When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing. Credit: Jason Daley

The study on the bone device was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .