I’m in the bad habit of thinking of bone as a passive, structural element of our body — like steel girders in a building. But this fascinating article reinforces that bone is a very dynamic part of us. “Rattan bones could be especially important for replacing large chunks of bone — three centimetres or more — for which existing bone substitutes [like ceramic or titanium] are unsuitable, the team found. In time, rattan grafts are replaced with newly formed bone without needing further surgery, making it a cheaper and less-invasive choice for long-term treatment”
Originally shared by Henk Poley
Rattan wood is totally biocompatible and absorbable, and structurally organised like natural bone, it induces bone regeneration.
Rattan is also known as 80s furniture fad rotan.