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Review: Implants 2016: another successful event

Implants 2016, a top-level conference for contract manufacturers and orthopaedics companies, was held in Paris at the Elysées Biarritz Conference Center on 7 June 2016. The conference focused on changes


Highly cross-linked polyethylene for knees. Is BioPoly® an alternative?

Dinesh Nathwani, Alister Hart, Ravi Shenoy, Herb Schwartz and Matthew Hill review the mechanical properties and advances in the development of polyethylene bearing surfaces for use in knees, discussing a


Auris gathers attention after FDA approves robotic system

Within the next 10 years, scientists believe computer–assisted surgery will be a popular and standard feature in many operation rooms and critical extension of modern medical professionals, say research analysts


Hip implants – metal wear impairs bone-forming cells’ function

In metal-on-metal pairings, both the shell and head of an implant consist of a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy. The release of metal ions into the body has been reported as a result


Knees and before

The Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP) has recently introduced a listing of knee implant products that comply with the benchmarks set by NICE. Keith Tucker, Martin Pickford and Olga Taylor


Diagnosis and management of combined PCL and PMC injuries

Adnan Saithna highlights the key features of the anatomy, biomechanics and surgical management of combined posterior cruciate ligament and posteromedial injuries The posteromedial corner (PMC) of the knee is the


Making better orthopaedic surgeons: Track their errors as well as their skills

In a small study to determine the best way to assess the operating skills of would-be orthopaedic surgeons, Johns Hopkins researchers found that tracking the trainees’ performance on cadavers using


Robotic keyhole surgery nears reality thanks to an inventor, a surgeon and a patent attorney

Inventor Alex Berry and leading UK heart surgeon Richard Trimlett are using the latest 3D technology to create a new future for surgery. By collaborating using 3D design software and


Preview – Orthopaedic Knee Conference 2016 – Challenging the Controversies

4 November 2016, Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK Orthopaedic consultants and industry experts will gather in Leeds in November for the second Orthopaedic Knee Conference, organised by Orthopaedic Product News. With


Review of the Fifth Annual Conference on Global Surgical Frontiers

The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London; 15 April 2016 Practising medical professionals, junior doctors and humanitarian activists gathered to address issues raised in the Lancet Commission on Global