Bacteria Found in Yogurt May Help Fractures Heal Faster

Bacteria Found in Yogurt May Help Fractures Heal Faster
(Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Implants coated in bacteria could be used during bone fracture surgery to help speed healing and prevent post-operative infections.

When someone suffers a fracture, surgery is sometimes needed to help it mend correctly. A common technique is to use a metal implant to help broken bones stay aligned while healing. The bone fuses to the metal as it mends.

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