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Longer-Lived Implants for Longer-Lived People

Adenosine Treatment Could Cement Success of Implants

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Researchers at the New York University School of Medicine have identified a treatment that they hope will extend the life expectancy of implants. In animal experiments, treatment with agonists of the adenosine 2A receptor prevented the inflammation and subsequent bone loss that is one of the leading causes of prosthesis loosening and implant failure.

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