A new hip implant developed by a team of international collaborators could provide high durability without the use of any metal. The implant uses a new combination of materials and is said to be more durable compared to conventional options. Researchers used fiber-reinforced PEEK in the hip socket and ceramic in the femoral head of the implant. Researchers also redesigned the way the implant is attached to the bone. In addition, the team, which consisted of ten companies, research instutites and universities, also created a tool used to attach the implant to surgical instruments.
Read more about the new implant in a blog post on medtechinsider.
— Camilla Andersson