Lasers and Flourescent-Lit Antibiotics Help Spot Bacterial Infections In Implants

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 18:35

A new technique that uses laser-induced fluorescence could help spot infections more easily in patients who just received hip or knee implants.

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Custom Coating Helps Bone Implants Stay Put And Aids Healing Process

By | Wed, 06/26/2013 - 14:04

MIT creates custom coating with multiple nanolayers that releases medicating hormones to help bone implants adhere to native tissue.

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Hip Replacements Made Safer With New Allergy Test [Video]

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 00:35

Denver hospital develops a blood test to protect against allergic reactions to hip and knee implants

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Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Stroke Risk

By | Fri, 11/09/2012 - 10:14

People who have undergone a hip replacement surgery have a four-fold increased risk of having a stroke.

X-ray of the hip region with a metal-on-metal implant.

Hip Resurfacing Has High Rate of Failure: Study

By | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 16:13

Hip resurfacing procedures have high failure rates when compared to hip replacements, a new study reports. Researchers recommend that women must not undergo this surgery.