Bone Scaffold: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

September 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
From wounded warriors to cancer patients to accident victims, there are an estimated 500,000 bone graft procedures every year in the U.S. Now, a new invention could change the lives of people who lose bones due to injury or illness. Instead of using a patient's bone or even cadaver bone, researchers are using material you can find in carpet padding.