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New Hip Implant Coating

New Hip Implant Coating

Nanoscale films promote bone growth.

New Hip Implant Coating

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 20:45

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  1. Hip Joint implant - An artificial joint usually made from metal as well as plastic in many cases that are used to replace the damaged natural joint.
  2. Hydroxyapatite - A calcium phosphate mineral that make up majority of the body's bones.
  3. Stem cells - Cells that can become specialized stimulating new bone growth.

 

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