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November 2nd, 2006

Hip new sensors help healing

Abstract:
Engineers at the University of Alberta have developed a microsensor capable of measuring the healing process in joint replacement patients, making the procedure easier and less intrusive.

The tiny sensor, which was created using nanotechnology, is designed to measure osseointegration—the process in which bone tissue attaches to the rough surface of an implant. By being able to accurately detect the amount of connection that has taken place between the bone and the implant, doctors are better equipped to prescribe different stages of rehabilitation, greatly speeding up the healing process.

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