Regrowing bone naturally
Published 05 January 2014
Bioengineers and surgeons have been making waves in bone tissue engineering, allowing them to heal and regrow broken bones without the need for bone grafts or metal plates.
Early last year, 18-year-old Nikita (not her real name) was seriously injured in a car accident in India that killed both her parents.
The Indian teenager’s skull was shattered in the crash and she had a large, palm-size hole in her skull. A desperate uncle took her to neurosurgeon Sharan Srinivasan in Bangalore.