FILE - Bone-substitution material
CAIRO – 23 November 2017: A Research team at the Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, could produce Egypt’s first natural and high-quality bone-substitution material.
The material substitutes missing sections of bone that appear as a result of complex and severe fractures, or fractures which are not properly aligned and fuse. It can also serve a vital role in jaw surgeries.
The material is biologically compatible with the human body and is therefore the best alternative to bone fragments in orthopedic surgery .
Funded by the President of Mansoura University Mohamed Hassan El-Kenawy, the research team has been preparing a specialized unit since 2015 to produce the substance.
In 2017, experimental production began and continued until the research team could produce a high-quality substance in accordance with the international standard.
The research team has extracted this material from cheap and local natural resources; its price is reasonable compared to imported materials.
The worldwide incidence of bone disorders and conditions has trended steeply upward and is expected to double by 2020, especially in populations where aging is coupled with increased obesity and little physical activity, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Consequently, bone tissue engineering has emerged whereby bones regenerate with the help of the synergistic combination of biomaterials, cells, and factor therapy.