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2012-09-19 16:42:10

In an advance toward a new generation of improved hip and other joint replacements, scientists are describing development of a potential implant material that flexes more like natural bone, fosters the growth of bone that keeps implants firmly in place and is less likely to fail and require repeat surgery. Their study on these so-called tantalum nanotube materials appears in ACS Applied Material & Interfaces. Hongyi Li, Jinshu Wang and Zhenting Zhang explain that the metal tantalum has...


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