Doctors are developing orthopedic screws that will dissolve inside the human body

Cedar Crest High School | Lebanon, PA

At Temple University, Dr. Peter Lelkes is developing an innovative polymer screw that will slowly dissolve once implanted inside the human body. This will greatly reduce the patient’s healing time by cutting out the need for a second surgery.

Produced by Zoe Shay, Taylor Laliberte . Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Chris Schwalm.