Dr. Caleb Behrend developing sensor-screws to gauge fracture repair status

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Spine surgeon Caleb Behrend, MD, is leading a team of engineers who are developing screws fitted with sensors to calculate the status of fracture healing.

Three things to know:

1. The innovation would help physicians know when patients can safely apply weight to their fracture as it heals.

2. The engineers, as part of Clemson, S.C.-based startup Aravis BioTech, are one of three finalists for the InnoVision Technology Development Award, which recognizes innovation, leadership and technological excellence in South Carolina.

3. Dr. Behrend completed a spine surgery fellowship at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia before joining Phoenix-based OrthoArizona in 2017. 

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