First Successful 'Ceramic Sternum' Transplant Carried Out by French Doctors

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  June 26, 2015 at 3:48 AM General Health News
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Doctors in France have successfully carried out the world's first transplant of a ceramic sternum, revealed the product's makers, I.CERAM. The operation was carried out on March 19, 2015, at the University Hospital Center in Limoges, central France, on a woman in her fifties who had been diagnosed with cancer.
First Successful 'Ceramic Sternum' Transplant Carried Out by French Doctors
First Successful 'Ceramic Sternum' Transplant Carried Out by French Doctors

I.CERAM is a nine-year-old company, which specializes in orthopedic implants. The company said, "At the three-month point, the operation is a success. The patient has received a new, healthy sternum and her respiratory capacity is improving."

The ceramic breastplate is aimed at improving bio-compatibility, reducing infection and rejection by the immune system, compared with the titanium and cement alternatives.

Source: AFP

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