Indian surgery center creates prosthetic foot and ankle bones

04/22/2013 | Asian Tribune

Reconstructive foot surgery at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kerala, India, is using poly methyl methacrylate, or bone cement, to mold bones to replace those in the foot and ankle. Using this approach, the institute has maintained a lower-limb salvage rate of 91.5% for diabetic foot diseases, surgeon Ajit Kumar Varma says. PMMA has been used to successfully create foot and ankle bones in 15 patients over the past three years, all of whom can walk normally and report no side effects.

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