Studying bones in the lab

24.01.20234 min

The AO Foundation is a leader in research into the healing of bone fractures. We go behind the scenes to see what technologies are being developed.

Before 1960, broken bones were treated simply by using plaster casts or traction. Then 13 Swiss surgeons began rethinking fracture treatment: they standardised instruments, screws and nails, scientifically evaluated every operation, and started training surgeons. On their tour of Davos’s scientific...

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