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A revolution for soft tissue repair surgery?

2 January 2014 Last updated at 07:03 GMT

Researchers at Oxford University have developed a new implant which they say could improve the success rates after surgery to repair soft tissue injuries.

It is being tested on patients suffering from shoulder injuries but it is hoped that in time the technology could help people with arthritis, hernias and heart defects.

Adam Brimelow reports.