Advances in adhesive technology for joint replacements - 4
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. A new coating for joint implants could help knee and hip replacements last longer. Dr. Lyndon Joseph at the NIH says when this technology becomes available, more patients may choose to have the surgery.
Joseph: I think it’ll be easier for people to decide whether or not to go ahead with this, the surgery because… it is a major surgery and you’re laid up for quite some time.
Narrator: The coating releases growth factors that cause a patient’s stem cells to turn into bone producing cells. The new bone fills in around the implant, securing it in place. For more information, 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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