A member asked:

Which complications have resulted from the use of bioabsorbable bone screws?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Matthew Enna answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Synovitis and chondrolysis have both been reported. Synovitis is an inflammatory reaction of the synovial tissue in the joint to the bioresorbable implant. Chondrolysis is a more worrisome problem because it is the destruction of the articular cartilage in the joint. This is irreversible and can lead to arthritis. Fortunately, this is a very rare complication, and it is not clear why it happens.

Answered May 13, 2014

6.2k views

Thank
Dr. Arnold Beresh answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Excess swelling, abscess.

Answered Mar 18, 2013

5.2k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

How long do bone screws typically last?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

Could a bone shift with a plate screwed into it?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor
...