Advances in adhesive technology for joint replacements - 2
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. NIH-funded engineers are developing a new coating for artificial joints. Dr. Lyndon Joseph at the NIH says the coating is designed to help strengthen the bond between the patient’s bone and a joint implant.
Joseph: The implantation then actually fuses better with the bone and so you have a stronger connection with implants and the bone and the structure around it so it’s more stable and it lasts a little bit longer.
Narrator: The current fixative called bone cement can give way over time, meaning the joint implant may need to be replaced. For more information on this and age-related research, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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