Deep Sea Coral Skeletons and Bone Grafts
Coral skeletons collected from the ocean depths have a porous structure akin to human bone. Scientists are actively investigating the potential of these skeletons to serve as scaffolds for bone grafts, fostering the regeneration of new bone tissue in individuals with bone injuries or defects. This innovative approach not only harnesses the natural biocompatibility of deep-sea coral skeletons but also addresses some of the challenges associated with traditional bone graft materials. The porous nature of these skeletons allows for better nutrient and oxygen flow to support tissue growth, while their structural integrity provides stability during the healing process.