Prosthetic knees: ceramics increase longevity

Prosthetic knees experience constant wear and tear. This can loosen the prosthetic and make surgery necessary again in the worst case. The Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich, SFB) 599 at Hannover Medical School and Leibniz University Hannover works to create all-ceramic prosthetics with low wear and tear. Ph.D. Anke Müller explains steps and difficulties in the manufacturing process and Ph.D. Christof Hurschler talks about the long-term testing of the prosthetics.