Primitive stem cells point to new bone grafts for stubborn-to-heal fractures
Texas A&M researchers say these grafts could be used to promote swift and precise bone healing
Source: Texas A&M University
Summary: Although most broken bones can be mended with a firm cast and a generous measure of tender loving care, more complicated fractures require treatments like bone grafting. Researchers have now created superior bone grafts using primitive stem cells. They found that these cells help create very fertile scaffolds needed for bone to regenerate at the site of repair.