In mid April 2014 Romania took a big leap forward in the field of orthopedics by performing for the first time the Press-Fit procedure in the Emergency Hospital in Targu Mures. The Press-Fit method is a biological alternative to implantation of metal screws in the bone by connecting two bone fragments with the femural tendon.
“I have not used any bioresorbable scaffold system or other fastening systems, but the fixing is done by Press-fit, so the ends of the tendon bone-tendo is fixed by special interconnection tissue, providing a joint stability and of course the patient will be able Â to resume sporting activities after a period of three months, “said Prof. Tiberius BÄƒÅ£aga consultant in orthopedics.
The method involves bringing a femoral fragment taken from another donor patient that is stored in the Â tissue Â bank. The biological fixation requires a three and a half centimeter incision that is Â well supported and is more aesthetic. Reconstruction has the same success as in the case of larger incisions. The press-fit system has no adjacent cost and is supported by the health system, said Prof. BÄƒÅ£aga.
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