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Mary Hope Kramer

Fracture Putty Heals Bones

By February 7, 2012

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A new gel, known as "fracture putty," is being tested on animals by veterinarians and animal scientists at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center.

This innovative gel is formed with protein-producing stem cells which, when injected, cause bone to regenerate at a much more rapid rate than usual. Fracture Putty can heal major fractures in a matter of weeks when it would normally take months.

The gel has proven its effectiveness on a variety of animals from rats to sheep, but further research is being conducted on large animals before any human trials begin. This bone healing agent could prove to be a major health innovation for both the veterinary and human medical communities.

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