Tag Archives: Implants

Microgels let medical implants fight off bacteria

Joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries — but around one in 100 patients suffer post-surgical infections, turning a routine procedure into an expensive and dangerous ordeal. Now, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a “self-defensive surface” for these implants that release targeted micro-doses of antibiotics when bacteria approach, potentially sharply… Read More »

Quebec warns of cancer risk to women with textured breast implants

MONTREAL — The Quebec Health Department wants the thousands of women in the province who have received textured breast implants since 1995 to be warned of a potential cancer risk. The government has asked the province’s hospitals and clinics to contact all patients who received that specific type of implant in the last 24 years… Read More »

Choosing Between Immediate or Delayed Dental Implants

by Monica Quinn Choosing Between Immediate or Delayed Dental Implants Dental implants are an innovative technology that has now been in use for decades, so it is hardly surprising that they have evolved considerably during this period. Nowadays, they are frequently recognized as being the optimal technique for restoring missing teeth, providing patients with a… Read More »