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Creating the perfect STORM

Peter Ogrodnik, author of Medical Devices Design:  Innovation from Concept to Market and professor of medical devices design at Keele University, talks to OPN about his career in medical engineering

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Cavendish Medical – Money Matters – why you need to protect your pension now

Time is running out. Simon Bruce explains why you need to protect your pension now You have just a few more months to apply for a government scheme which can

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Clinical and retrieval evidence for corrosion of spine implants

Vasiliki Panagiotopoulou demonstrates the importance of understanding the mechanisms in the multifactorial cause for failure in spine surgery All prosthetic implants are subject to some degree of wear and corrosion

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Can we improve protocols in clinical practice?

The association of biofilms with multi-drug resistance has highlighted the need for further understanding of biofilms and for anti-biofilm strategies. In a satellite symposium sponsored by Heraeus Medical at the

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Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis: A gold standard in current management?

Amit Chauhan, Prasad Karpe and Rajiv Limaye look at the well-established technique of arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis, which has recently become the benchmark for managing end-stage ankle arthritis patients Arthritis of

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Money Matters: Will you face substantial tax charges?

Money Matters’ Simon Bruce of Cavendish Medical on why you must check your pension savings. The annual allowance – the amount you can pay into your pension and still qualify for

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MEDICA review: A powerful stimulus for the international medical technology industry

The world’s biggest medical trade fair MEDICA and the leading international supplier trade fair COMPAMED, took place in Düsseldorf from 14 to 17 November 2016. Specialists from all sectors of

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OPN Knee Conference – Let battle commence!

Arms were at the ready when delegates gathered at the Royal Armouries in Leeds for heated debate at the first OPN Knee Conference The inaugural OPN Knee Conference took place

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Complexities surrounding Lisfranc injuries

Lisfranc injuries are commonly associated with sporting injuries and are easily diagnosed with severe midfoot pain, swelling, deformity and inability to bear weight centred on the second tarsometatarsal joint. Amit

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Researchers coax human stem cells to rapidly generate bone and cartilage

A new study by Stanford University shows that combining positive and negative signals can quickly and efficiently steer stem cells down complex developmental pathways to become specialised tissues that could