Growth-accomodating implant for paediatric applications

A growth-accommodating implant for paediatric applicationsFeins E, et al.
Medical implants of fixed size cannot accommodate normal tissue growth in children and often require eventual replacement or—in some cases—removal, leading to repeated interventions, increased complication rates and worse outcomes. Here, we report the design and use of a growth-accommodating device for paediatric applications that consists of a biodegradable core and a tubular braided sleeve, with inversely related sleeve length and diameter. Ex vivo and in vivo (rats)study.Nature Biomedical Engineering 1, 818–825 (2017)

doi:10.1038/s41551-017-0142-5

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