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SOFTBONE – Soft bone cement for better treatment of osteoporotic fractures

The Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu participates in the SOFTBONE project, in which a new cement will be developed to treat vertebral bone fractures. The goal is to offer a new way to treat these fractures in patients with osteoporosis and reduce re-hospitalization and associated costs.

The existing treatment consists of injecting bone cement into the vertebral body, giving instant relief and acting to prevent collapse. However, the bone cements used to treat the vertebrae are too stiff for the surrounding bone and cause new fractures in 40% of cases. The SOFTBONE project aims to reduce this percentage to 5% based on the new formulation of a new cement that has been developed to be softer and that does not alter bone biomechanics. In addition, the savings associated with the use of this new cement will also be analyzed, based on a clinical trial. A second objective is to study the possible use of this cement in painful degenerated discs.

Participating entities: Uppsala University, Uppsala Innovation Centre AB, InOssia AB, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Medical University of Lodz, Servicio Madrileño de Salud, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu.
Reference numner: 20519
Aid granted: 271.875,00 €
Start date: 01/01/2020
Project duration: 3 years
Principal investigator: Dr. Óscar Izquierdo

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El proyecto SOFTBONE desarrollará un nuevo cemento para tratar fracturas óseas. SJD Recerca.

EIT Health is supported by EIT, a body of the European Union.