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

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Synovitis: 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.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: Excess swelling, abscess.
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