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Magnesium based biodegradable intramedullary osteosynthesis implant system

The aim of this project is to develop a biodegradable, intramedullary implant system made of magnesium for the treatment of shaft fractures of long bones with small diameter. The system shall be minimally invasive, shall stabilize the fracture against dislocation, tilt and rotation, shall act compressive to the fracture sides for a better bone healing and shall be resorbed by the body after it has fulfilled its task without any negative effect to the human body, thereby preventing a removal surgery.

Project partners:

FOTEC Forschungs- und Technologietransfer GmbH, 2700 Wr. Neustadt
MBN Präzisionstechnik GmbH, 2486 Pottendorf
Medical University Vienna, 1090 Vienna
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 80539 Munich
Priv. Doz. Dr. Oliver Pieske, 26122 Oldenburg

Project leader:

Dr. Jelena Horky, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, 2700 Wr. Neustadt

This project will be co-financed form the European Fund for regional development.
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