Younger patients find more-durable options for artificial hips and knees

  • Article by: James Walsh , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 7, 2013 - 10:43 AM

A British med-tech company is showing growth with a longer-lasting material for artificial hips and knees.

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gator69Dec. 6, 1311:33 PM

The company is Smith and Nephew, not neighbor, check it out

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davehougDec. 7, 13 7:55 AM

There IS good to the capitalistic profit-driven corporate system. How else do you get folks striving to 'build a better mousetrap'????

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morg0028Dec. 7, 13 9:08 AM

This "new technology" has been around for 15 years.There is no clinically significant difference between it and any other modern polyethylene bearing on the market. This article is nothing more than an advertisement.

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goooogleDec. 7, 13 5:31 PM

There are no I long term studies on Oxinium. They've tested it in the lab but that doesn't always equate to what happens in real life. Also it's cost is much higher. The standard cobalt-chromium hips are still the standard. The fact that none of these things are mentioned, and the doctor is paid as a consultant should be major red flags.

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luzhishenDec. 7, 1310:45 PM

"How else do you get folks striving to 'build a better mousetrap'????" Because they want to, just for the sake of doing it. As for the latest gee-whiz medical device, I am reminded of the past disasters sold to folks desperate for relief...check out those Teflon implants for TMJ for a real horror story.

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