Engineering the future of implants

By Jennie McKee

Biomedical engineers explore implant advances

“A principal strategy for reducing the osteolysis problem is to reduce its root cause: wear debris,” said Thomas D. Brown, PhD, director of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Iowa. “Mechanical implant design is a key consideration in that regard. Mechanical design issues are closely coupled with bearing surface material combinations, the menu of which has become ever more diverse.”

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