Graphene can kill bacteria on surgical implants: study

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By: PTI |
Published: April 16, 2018 6:00:00 pm


Bacterial infection can cause the implant to not attach to the skeleton, meaning it must be removed. (Source: Reuters)

A tiny layer of graphene flakes can act as a deadly weapon against bacteria, and stop infections during procedures such as implant surgery, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
Operations for surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements or dental implants, have increased in recent years, said researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

However, in such procedures, there is always a risk of bacterial infection. In the worst case scenario, this can cause the implant to not attach to the skeleton, meaning it must be removed, they said.
“We want to prevent bacteria from creating an infection. Otherwise, you may need antibiotics, which could…

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