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Title: Redesigned hip joints need a simulator
Authors: Dalli, Donald
Keywords: Hip joint -- Diseases
Artificial hip joints
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Dalli, D. (2019). Redesigned hip joints need a simulator. THINK Magazine, 28, 5.
Abstract: People are living longer than ever. But a long life has its price. With age come more diseases and health issues, such as hip problems that can limit a person’s mobility. Hip replacement procedures have become common, although implants have a lifespan too. It might happen that a hip replacement you get at 60 needs to be replaced at 75. This is not the ideal scenario. To minimise these cases, researchers are testing new materials and designs to prolong prostheses’ lifespans. These potential solutions need to be tested, but each test costs tens of thousands of euro. Enter, the University of Malta’s hip joint simulator.
ISSN: 2306-0735
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Think Magazine, Issue 28

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