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Study into robotic surgery for knee replacement begins with major £1.6 million funding grant

A major national study will pitch human skill against machine precision as it compares the benefits of knee replacement surgery performed using a robot to a surgeon using traditional methods.

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Fracture setting method could replace metal plates, with fewer complications

A new biocompatible polymer-based composite material could soon replace metal plates in treating difficult and unstable fractures. Developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the newly-developed material is

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Scottish first for Rosa robot as NHS Golden Jubilee expands service

Orthopaedic surgeons at NHS Golden Jubilee have successfully carried out Scotland’s first total knee replacement procedure on a patient using a ROSA robot. The NHS board based in Clydebank, which

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New way to 3D-print custom medical devices to boost performance and bacterial resistance

Using a new 3D printing process, University of Nottingham researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and

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Wolters Kluwer equips time-strapped clinicians with evidence-based orthopaedic research summaries

To help clinicians stay current on orthopaedic and musculoskeletal research, Wolters Kluwer, Health recently announced that Ovid® users will now have access to OrthoEvidence, a first of its kind evidence-based summary provider for

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ODEP gives long-term 15-year rating to MicroPort’s knee system

MicroPort Orthopedics has received a “15A” rating for its Advance® Medial-Pivot knee system from the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel (ODEP). Fifteen years is the longest benchmark that ODEP assigns ratings for knee

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Study finds marked differences in the use of ankle replacements across six countries

A new study published in Foot and Ankle International reviews the use of ankle replacements across six countries to predict why there is a variance in their use, and to

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Tom Baker announced as new Group Chief Operations Officer for Ortho Consulting Group & Osteotec

Ortho Consulting Group, a global expansion business within the orthopaedic, spine and medical device industry, recently announced a new appointment to the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Tom Baker has been

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Focus on patient safety leads to latex-free physiotherapy products

NHS trusts can now take advantage of latex-free products for patients undergoing physiotherapy. The NHS has been migrating to latex-free products wherever possible since 2008 due to potential allergies in

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Medtech start-up Eventum Orthopaedics raises £1.4m for device designed to ‘take the guesswork’ out of knee operations

A Yorkshire start-up whose sensor technology could improve outcomes for patients having knee replacement operations has raised £1.4m to bring its device to market. Eventum Orthopaedics has secured funding from