Tag Archives: Implant

Health regulator takes step towards lifting vaginal mesh implant ban

Vaginal mesh implants have been linked to painful complicationsEmily Critchfield/Duke Health By Adam Vaughan The UK health regulator has taken the first step towards NHS England lifting a temporary ban on the use of vaginal mesh implants. The implants are used to treat incontinence and prolapse in women, often after childbirth. Their use was paused last… Read More »

Broken bones in mice healed faster by heat-releasing implant

Broken bones don’t always heal perfectly Peter Dazeley/Getty By Yvaine Ye Broken bones also appreciate some warmth. A biodegradable bone implant can stimulate bone regrowth using heat, doubling the amount of bone tissue regrowth in mice. Our bones naturally rebuild themselves after small fractures. But with severe traumas, they can’t always fully grow back on… Read More »