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Talyrond 585 Metrology Tool Plays Key Role in Retrieved Hip Implant Analysis

To understand how hip implants perform in vivo, Exponent and the Implant Research Center at Drexel University in Philadelphia are employing the Talyrond 585 metrology instrument from AMETEK Taylor Hobson to conduct advanced surface and material loss analysis from taper junctions in explanted hip joints.

The data generated by Talyrond 585 and the detailed graphical 3D surface maps that data produced have greatly expanded the team's understanding of the patterns of material loss that have occurred with the metal hip implants and offered significant insight into the mechanisms that may have caused it. Among the team's next steps is to develop the techniques utilized into standards that can be applied elsewhere in studying retrieved implants. (Source: AMETEK Taylor Hobson)