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Implant Coating Could Warn Doctors of Healing Problems, Study


3/19/2013 8:10:11 AM

US researchers are developing bone implants that could fight infection and alert doctors of any post-surgery problems. The team from Michigan Technological University (MTU) have created a coating for surgical implants that has magnetic properties that change under pressure, meaning a doctor could scan the patient to see how well the tissue around the implant was healing.

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