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By Andy Smallwood In 2000, when NICE published its original Guidance relating to hip prostheses, they tasked NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (PASA) with the collection and dissemination of claims made by companies as to how their prostheses compared with the benchmarks set out in their Guidance. Upon submission of the first set of data it was apparent that suppliers had differing views of what constituted evidence and the quality of submissions was generally poor. In response PASA... >>
By Martin Pickford  During the last thirty years there have many new technologies in joint replacement which were introduced with the aim of improving patient outcomes. Many of these such as carbon reinforced polyethylene, large head metal on metal hips and the use of low modulus materials in the manufacture of hip stems, did not have the desired effect and disappeared within a few years. However other technologies such as hydroxyapatite, ceramic heads and crosslinked polyethylene have... >>
Implant suppliers are invited to review and comment on the proposed submission form for the upcoming ODEP rating for knee implants.  ODEP rating for knees commenced in summer 2014.  Please send any comments you may have on this form to: phil.lewis@odep.org.uk   Data submissions sheets - knees 2013 draft 3.xls >>
The 10th Annual Report of the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland summarises usage of hip implants recorded within the NJR by ODEP Rating.   In 2012, the NJR recorded usage of 146 brands of femoral stem, 101 brands of acetabular cup and eight brands of resurfacing cup.  This is a decrease in the number of brands of acetabular cup and stem in use compared with 2011.   Analysis of primary procedures show use of products meeting the 10A benchmark to be: C... >>
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