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Articles related to hip replacement

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Feature: Listen to the Hips When They Can No Longer Hop
Hip replacement implants wear out and need to be replaced, but determining when this is necessary is a significant challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. Now an ultrasound device has been developed that can detect the vibrations made by microscopic abrasions within implants.
Online Feature: New coatings extend life and safety of hip implants
New coatings have been developed for hip replacements to protect against post-operative infection and provide a barrier to minimise metal ion release into the body.