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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Healing Broken Bones

A 'miracle' jab that spurs adults' bone into healing as quickly as children's stands to transform the treatment of fractures, doctors believe.

The drug teriparatide more than doubles the speed at which broken bones mend - and slashes pain, a study found.

Researchers described some of the recoveries as 'miraculous', with patients confined to wheelchairs by long-standing fractures able to walk again.

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