Introduction of new methodology and submission forms
Testing out the new methodology for Hips over the past 2-3 months, with 3 major manufacturers, has been very satisfactory. For the Autumn ODEP for Hips meeting (11/10/17) some manufacturers submitted data on both the “old or current” and the new submission form. They reported that completing the new form was easier and the panel found no problems with their submissions.
ODEP HAS NOW DECIDED TO GO LIVE WITH THE NEW METHODOLOGY FOR HIPS FOR THE NEXT ODEP ROUND OF SUBMISSIONS NEXT MARCH (2018)
It is likely that knees will follow suit but a decision will not be made until after the knee meeting at the end of November with a view to using the new methodology for knees submission for June 2018.
THE 13 YEAR BENCHMARKS
ODEP will be inviting submissions for 13 year benchmarks for Total Hip Replacement to be assessed by the panel at the 2018 Spring ODEP Hip meeting on the 22nd of March. A decision on 13 year benchmarks for Knees will be made by the end of 2017
ODEP BENCHMARKS FOR SOME TYPES OF REVISION HIP PROSTHESES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 2018
(Please see the section on revision implants on this site)