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Joint implants: An elution solution

An optimized drug-eluting polymer for the surface of articulating artificial joints may make them infection-free.

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Figure 1: A ball-and-socket hip-joint replacement.
Figure 2: An antimicrobial-eluting implant can prevent periprosthetic infection.


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Hickok, N. Joint implants: An elution solution. Nat Biomed Eng 1, 0087 (2017).

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