Hip implant regulation 'inadequate: One in 12 implants used in hip replacements have no evidence to prove they are safe or effective. Oxford University researchers trawled data relating to England and Wales and found 8% of devices that were used on patients were not backed by information proving they were safe. Of all the hip implants potentially available to surgeons to use, 24% were not backed by evidence of safety or effectiveness.
Super-hard metal 'four times tougher than titanium' 7/22/16 A super-hard metal has been made in the laboratory by melting together titanium and gold. She said the hardness of the substance, together with its higher biocompatibility, made it a "next generation compound for substantively extending the lifetime of dental implants and replacement joints".