USA: Remove bone marrow to speed bone healing say American scientists

By Monica Dobie

American scientists have shown that recovery from bone breaks can be significantly sped up - strangely - by taking out the damaged bone's marrow.
A team at Yale University School of Medicine, in Connecticut, performed a study on rats whereby the bone marrow, the spongy material inside the bones that produces stem cells, was removed from a fractured bone. This was followed up with daily doses of parathyroid hormone (PTH), a drug that encourages the growth of new bone material. The researchers saw dramatic improvements in the time ...

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