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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Professor Studying Hip Replacements in Space

The Bournemouth University Orthopaedic Research Institute in the United Kingdom is heading up a surgical robotics study that will explore the idea of performing hip replacement surgery in space. According to the Daily Echo, orthopaedic surgeon Robert Middleton intends to propose the idea to the Mars One organization for their mission to settle humans on Mars. Citing advancements in robotic surgery and 3D technology, Dr. Middleton says in the article, “We are two thirds of the way here at Bournemouth University.” Full story.

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