Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Replacement surgery of a hip joint consists of the substitution of the joint with an implant able to recreate the articulation functionality. Hip implants can be manufactured using a combination of materials, such as metals, ceramics, and polymers. Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) – derived from fossil fuels – is the main polymer used for joints, and it is widely used due to its superior biocompatibility, high impact strength and non-toxicity. #fossilfueled