Nanodiamond coating may be answer to more durable hip implants

08/15/2013 | ASME.org

Nanostructured diamond coatings on the bearing surfaces of hip implants may be the answer to the kinds of wear and tear that now sometimes necessitate surgical replacement, according to this article. The focus of research now at the University of Alabama-Birmingham is on how the body is likely to react to the presence of nanodiamond wear particles, potentially posing an inflammation problem.

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