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In partnership with the Centre for Advanced Tribology at the University of Southampton, a team at a U.K. hospital is adapting oil rig corrosion testing techniques to help clarify causes of failure in certain joint replacements. Further tests are under development to help determine which patients will react to implant materials prior to surgery. The developments follows widespread concern over the effectiveness of metal-on-metal hip replacements. (Press Association, 2/11/13)