Organic beef serves up more than dinner
by Linda Read Deeds
North Platte Bulletin
Remember the old song, “Dry Bones,” in which “the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone”?
For injured athletes, soon that knee bone may be connected by a cow bone.
Advances in medicine have created an increased demand for surgical supplies, including glue, bone screws, collagen and artificial skin.
That demand has increased the use of xenografts – the use of animal products, including cow bones, to repair the human body.
One use of bovine bone is the production of screws used to repair a common athletic injury – a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL.