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Metal on Metal Hip Implants More Likely to Need Replacement

July 18, 2013
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People who've had certain metal-on-metal hip implants are more likely to need the artificial joints replaced compared with more traditional hip implants, according to a new Canadian report.

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Artificial Limbs Company Defends Their Quality

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AFP (May 2, 2013) — French surgeons have fitted 650 people with replacement hips that had not been certified as meeting European standards, it emerged Thursday in a case with echoes of a scandal over faulty breast implants. The company making the artificial limbs says they are of high quality.
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Fusing Modern Medicine and Ancient Tradition Helps Treat Heart Disorder

Fusing Modern Medicine and Ancient Tradition Helps Treat Heart Disorder

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 3, 2014) — A Bolivian doctor revolutionises treatment of a congenital heart defect called PDA, persistent Ductus Arteriosus, by using weaving traditions of indigenous Bolivian women to delicately craft flexible metal implants that can be used to treat adults and children without rupturing. Sharon Reich has more. Video provided by Reuters
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3D Printers and Stem Cells Give Woman New Hip

3D Printers and Stem Cells Give Woman New Hip

AP (May 19, 2014) — A woman unable to walk without pain has undergone ground breaking surgery in the UK to replace her hip with a 3D printed titanium copy. British surgeons are also using her own stem cells to hold the hip in place. (May 19) Video provided by AP
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3D Printer Helps Scientists Grow an Ear

3D Printer Helps Scientists Grow an Ear

AP (Feb. 22, 2013) — Scientists at Cornell University created a new human-shaped ear using a 3D printer and injections of living cow cells. The researchers hope one day they'll be able to use a person's own cells to quickly customize implants.
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