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Total knee replacement is a cost-effective treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Taking into consideration costs of forgoing versus pursuing total knee replacement, researchers found that across older and younger age groups, TKR is a cost-effective treatment for these patients. Knee osteoarthritis

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Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of postoperative death

Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population – potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to a

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3D printing technology used to develop models for training purposes

Academic institutes and hospitals use 3D printing technology to develop various models for training purposes. The technology is increasing used in bio printing where biomaterials such as growth factors and

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England rugby star treated with pioneering Swiss combination therapy

One of England’s top rugby players has cured his chronic heel pain with a pioneering new combination therapy from Switzerland. Jamie George, who plays hooker for Saracens, England and The British

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Medical school brings innovation to surgery training during Covid

The anatomy team at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) have been awarded a grant to create and deliver surgical training using a range of innovative means that include live

SEPTEMBER 2021

21-24 September 2021, BOA Annual Congress; Aberdeen

The BOA Annual Congress will take place 21st-24th September 2021. The Congress programme will be created around the theme of ‘Tackling Infection’, with four days of lectures including three days of exhibition

EVENTS JUNE 2021

30 June – 2 July 2021, Virtual EFORT Congress; Online

Welcome message: Strong from the experience of our first virtual congress last year, the current health situation forced the EFORT Board once more to make the difficult decision not to

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The collaborative processes that turned a patented technology into a medically proven product

The Medical Technology (MedTech) industry has rapidly developed in the last decade, offering new and innovative ways to address some fundamental medical challenges.  Matt Watts is head of Product Research

JUNE 2021

25-26 June 2021, Third Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum; Moscow

The Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum (EOF) is Eurasia’s largest event related to orthopaedics, trauma and healthcare economics, and the first major offline event to take place after the quarantine restrictions have

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Covid positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk

Surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk