hip replacements in the news

Sintered disc of Hydroxyapatite (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2), a calcium phosphate ceramic with similar composition to natural bone mineral

Metal-on-metal replacements are being done less due to having to be replaced more often – article in the NYT here.

Photo credit: Sintered disc of Hydroxyapatite (Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2), a calcium phosphate ceramic with similar composition to natural bone mineral, originally uploaded by CORE-Materials

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