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I’m a PhD researcher in Manchester with a keen interest in science communication. I’m also an avid sportsman, home chef, cheese enthusiast, walker, DIY-er, home-scientist and open to trying new things.
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A scanning electron micrograph of a canine hip implant at magnifications between 8,000x and 139x.
Ball bearings approximately 200 micrometres in diameter create a porous surface to allow femoral (thigh) bone to grow into the implant which is termed osseointegration. In doing so, this creates a firm bond between the implant and the thigh bone which negates the need for the common polymer bone cement known as poly (methyl methacrylate).