IIT Kanpur designs polymer knee joint composed

30-Oct-09
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur’s biological science and bio-engineering department has successfully designed an artificial knee joint composed from polymers. These will replace the currently used metals alloys which need to get replaced after a stipulated time. The newly discovered polymer used in artificial joint will decompose after two months of the surgery, and the cartilage would continue to function properly even after. Lab tests have been conducted on rats, rabbits and goats before clearing the decks for human surgeries. The final result can be expected to emerge within a year. The entire biological testing is being carried out in association with the leading medical specialists of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College (GSVM), Kanpur and Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI), Lucknow.
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