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Total ankle arthroplasty offers patients greater range of motion and less pain

Surgical reconstruction is a life changer for people with end-stage ankle arthritis. Researchers from The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Jefferson Health demonstrate that surgical reconstruction boosts patients’ range of motion


Initiation of potentially inappropriate medication is associated with a higher risk of fractures and mortality, and higher hospital costs

A recent study published in The European Journal of Health Economics finds that the initiation of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) is associated with a higher risk of fracture-specific hospitalisations and mortality. Initiation


Meet the chairman – Mike McNicholas

With just one week to go until the Orthopaedic Knee Conference, we talk to chairman Mike McNicholas about life as an orthopaedic surgeon OPN: As a specialist in knee surgery,


Doctify announces partnership with state-of-the-art Woodlands Suite

Doctify have announced a new partnership with the Woodlands Suite – a private patient facility located at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham – one of Europe’s largest centres of orthopaedic excellence. 


Hospital Innovations hits trio of milestones

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Hospital Innovations is celebrating a decade of business, in a year that has seen it hit a series of significant milestones Having built an enviable reputation for delivering


New mechanism activates bone-building cells

The number of osteoporosis medications that promote bone-building cells are few compared to those that suppress bone resorption. A research group led by Kumamoto University scientists has discovered that the


New sensor could help doctors monitor patient progress from a distance

A self-powered sensor developed at the University of Waterloo in Canada could allow doctors to remotely monitor the recovery of surgical patients. The small, tube-like device, pictured, is designed to


First positive results of biodegradable implant tests have been announced

Russian scientists have successfully tested biodegradable tibia implants with bioactive coatings out of polylactic acid and calcium phosphate, which might shorten the treatment period by two to four times compared


RescueSleeve® from LINK permanently stabilises interprosthetic fractures

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Interprosthetic fractures can be successfully and permanently stabilised with special prostheses such as the RescueSleeve from LINK – as confirmed by studies [1-5]. Effective stabilisation is also achieved


21-22 February 2019, Glasgow emergency trauma surgery and trauma symposium; Glasgow

Since its inaugural launch in February 2014 GESTS has developed a growing following and international reputation. This two-day symposium brings together a range of nationally and internationally renowned expertise and