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Scientists Successfully Test New Titanium Plate for Bone Tissue Repair

By Rob Meyer

Japanese researchers found that a use of a patented titanium fiber plate did not yield bone embrittlement after close contact with the bone for prolonged periods, leading developers to believe that the material could eliminate the need for plate extraction and associated surgical risks faced in fracture repair.  

The findings arose from an animal model test conducted at Shinshu University in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Unlike conventional implants, the plates are formed by compressing titanium fibers at normal room temperature without changing the fiber shape. 

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