Received: 9 March 2020
Accepted: 8 May 2020
First Online: 13 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study design and experiments were approved by the University of Wuerzburg‘s institutional review board. In addition, all participating patients agreed to the collection and examination of surgical waste obtained during total hip replacement surgery. Written informed consent was given by every patient prior to collection of the samples.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare they have no competing interests.