Hip Replacement Update: Graphite May Improve Safety of Device

Depuy hip replacement recallThe graphite compound may be useful for future hip replacement product designs, medical study says. This discovery emerged from the recent study commissioned by the National Institutes of Health that was published in the medical journal, Science. “Graphite has been used as a lubricant for over a century,” said study co-author Laurence Marks, a professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University near Chicago. “It is a classic lubricant, and it appears to form naturally.” The study authors were engineers and doctors from University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and Northwestern, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Continue reading