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Improved implants

Nanotechnology will also improve artificial implants. Nanomaterials with specially designed surface properties could be used to coat anything from artificial hearts to hip joints.

Nano-textured surfaces can encourage the patient's tissue to bond to the implant, which then lasts longer and is more comfortable for the patient.



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Nano-textured surfaces can encourage the patientís tissue to bond to a hip implant.
Nano-textured surfaces can encourage the patientís tissue to bond to a hip implant.
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