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Bioceramic implant can stimulate skull bone regeneration

October 19, 2020


A bioceramic implant has proved to stimulate regeneration of natural skull bone, so that even large cranial defects can be repaired in a way that has not been possible before. The research, led from the University of Gothenburg, is now presented in the scientific journal PNAS.

Reconstructing major bone and soft-tissue injuries in the skull after an accident or treatment of a brain tumor, blood clot, or hemorrhage is a difficult challenge. Worldwide, the routine clinical practice is to transplant bone, or use plastic or metal implants.

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