Advances in adhesive technology for joint replacements - 3
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. A new coating could help joint implants adhere more strongly to a patient’s bone. Dr. Lyndon Joseph at the NIH says the new technology is still being developed but has great potential.
Joseph: It’s still in the discovery phase. … The big thing is when they then translate it into the human phase that’s going to be the big bang for the buck.
Narrator: He adds the public can help reduce the amount of time needed to bring this technology to market by participating in a clinical trial when these treated implants begin to be tested in humans. For details, 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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