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Figure 1: Cytokine measurements and histological specimens showed no significant differences among the groups.

We conclude that electromagnetic induction heating of orthopaedic NiTi implants is feasible and safe in a rat model. This is the first step in the development of new orthopaedic implants in which stiffness or rigidity can be modified after implantation without additional invasive procedures. Thus, optimising bone-healing could be facilitated.