Improved durability of hip implants

Source:  Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart

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Date of publication:  May 2012

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: European-funded project ENDURE  (Enhance Durability Resurfacing Endoprosthesis) had developed a new kind of hip implant that provides a metal-free solution with bone-like elasticity.  Preclinical studies have been completed and have shown some good wear resistance.  Final development is being planned with clinical studies ready to commence.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Medical News Today

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