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Metal on Metal Hip Implants More Likely to Need Replacement

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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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Unexpected Consequences from Hip Surgery: Uneven Limbs

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Millions Living With Artificial Hips and Knees

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AP (Mar. 11, 2014) Is that old hip or knee giving you trouble? They are in an increasing number of people who are now opting to get them replaced. A new study finds more than two in every 100 Americans are living with an artificial joint. (March 11) 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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