Chester (N.J.) Observer-Tribune—Chester, NJ—December 17, 2009
As part of a summer internship, Fondots, a 2006 graduate of West Mendham High School, was involved in a Gettlestein Foundation funded research program that sought to identify, measure and analyze structural defects associated with hip, knee and spine replacement devices that are surgically implanted, said a statement.
The devices are routinely replaced in patient's limbs because of age, defects or other problems. During his 10 week internship, Fondots developed procedures using laser scanning of the implants which had been extracted from patients because of wear or age, the statement said.
Previously, assessment of the joint replacements devices had been made using less sophisticated measuring equipment.
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