Zani BG, Baird R, Stanley JRL, Markham PM, Wilke M, Zeiter S, Beck A, Nehrbass, Kopia GA, Edelman ER, Rabiner R. ‘Safety Assessment of an Intramedullary Bone Stabilization Device Using a Light-Curable Monomer.’
Summary: Traditional methods of bone fixation (e.g., metal rods and screws) are not effective for osteoporotic patients. A device for percutaneous bone stabilization utilizing a light-curable polymer system that conforms to each patient’s unique intramedullary (IM) canal has been developed. We evaluated local and systemic biocompatibility of a photodynamic balloon stabilization system (PBSS) cured in situ in sheep. Results show that IM application of a light curable PBSS is a safe, feasible method for IM fixation.
Poster presented at: Society of Toxicology (SOT); 2016 Mar 13-17; New Orleans, LA.