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24 October 2019, Orthotic Management of Contractures: an ORLAU Course; Oswestry

This course is an opportunity to learn how to use orthoses to manage contractures from the leading centre in the country. The day will cover contractures at the knee, ankle


Motorised prosthetic arm can sense touch and move with your thoughts

Keven Walgamott had a good “feeling” about picking up the egg without crushing it. What seems simple for nearly everyone else can be more of a Herculean task for Walgamott,


Tech-savvy people more likely to trust digital doctors

According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services


Engineers 3D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have designed pliable, 3-D-printed flexible mesh materials whose flexibility and toughness they can tune to emulate and support softer tissues such as muscles and tendons.


Internet of Things in orthopaedics: are there barriers to implementation?

In this issue, Peter Ogrodnik’s regular feature discusses the potential issues faced in the digital health market. The 5G network and satellite communications is about to take off in a


Biological Knee Replacement: the facts vs the fiction

Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at London Sports Orthopaedics, looks at the future of knee replacement surgery. Despite what some may say, knee replacement is actually a very good


Surgeon in focus – Derek Ochiai

Derek Ochiai, a leading arthroscopic hip surgeon and sports medicine expert from the USA, discusses how the increase in hip injuries in younger people is related to sports injuries. Derek


Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Muscoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after


‘Less may be more’ when it comes to ACL repair

Promotional feature Gregory S. DiFelice, MD, of the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, talks about primary ACL repair Q: What is the latest news with primary ACL repair?


18-21 November 2019, MEDICA; Dusseldorf

MEDICA 2019 – Shaping the future together Using strengths, joining forces, increasing attractiveness. The world of medicine meets at MEDICA 2019, a must for anyone who wants to experience tomorrow’s