Advances in adhesive technology for joint replacements - 5
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. NIH-funded engineers at MIT have developed a thin coating for joint implants that appears to help them adhere to bone. Dr. Lyndon Joseph at the NIH says this research, though still in early stages, may help joint implants last longer.
Joseph: I think it will improve the whole process a lot quicker than it is right now and that’s the whole point of science is to always keep pushing the envelope and making things a lot easier and a lot better for the public.
Narrator: More than a million Americans receive an artificial hip or knee replacement each year. 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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