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Hip implants—metal wear impairs bone-forming cells' function

In metal-on-metal pairings, both the shell and head of an implant consist of a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy. The release of metal ions into the body has been reported as a result of implant wear. Bone loss (osteolysis) ...

J&J settles more defective hip device lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson has reached an agreement to settle some 1,400 claims over defective hip replacement devices, a spokeswoman for the health care giant said Monday.

Physicists discover a new kind of friction in the nanoworld

Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear. Investigating ...

Learning from nature

Using lotus leaves and tea tree oil researchers at Swinburne University of Technology are working to prevent infection and improve outcomes for people requiring medical implants, such as hip replacements.

Nanodiamond coatings safe for implants: study

Nanodiamonds designed to toughen artificial joints also might prevent the inflammation caused when hardworking metal joints shed debris into the body, according to an early study published this week in the journal Acta Biomaterialia.

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