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Microgels let medical implants fight off bacteria

Joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries—but around one in 100 patients suffer post-surgical infections, turning a routine procedure into an expensive and dangerous ordeal. Now, researchers at Stevens ...

Nanofiber coating prevents infections of prosthetic joints

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial ...

Knee-deep sensing

A new, non-invasive technique to track the motion of knee bones in 3D with a very high precision has been presented by researchers in Australia. By employing a single-element ultrasound sensor and a fast image registration ...

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.

Radiation boost for artificial joints

A blast of gamma radiation could toughen up plastic prosthetic joints to make them strong enough to last for years, according to researchers in China writing in the current issue of the International Journal of Biomedical ...