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6 July 2021 by Kylie Hargreaves
Bone repair speeds up with direct electrostimulation. But being in a cast + electrodes/wires and a battery for weeks, doesn't sound too appealing.
A professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has just invented an electrostimulation device that is self-powered, implantable & bioresorbable.
The device hasn't been tested on humans yet, but it has been successful in rats. Sounds promising!
Self-powered implantable device stimulates fast bone healing, then disappears without a trace (wisc.edu)