Issue Date: July 1, 2013
Longer-Lasting Artificial Joints
Of the 700,000 knee replacement surgeries the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention says are conducted each year in the U.S., 12% of them have to be redone within 10 years. The same is true for hip replacements, according to a 2011 study by a group of European orthopedic surgeons.
Part of the reason for the do-overs is bad glue. The go-to method currently used . . .
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