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Read the latest issue of the EFORT Orthopaedic Today Europe newspaper – Volume 17 – Number 10 – November/December 2014 >>
Changes to ODEP ratings for hips, and the new rating system for knees, were presented at AAOS, New Orleans on the 12th of March 2014.  Many thanks to all those who were able to join us on the day.  Presentations from the day have been made available for download. Please click here for the AAOS 2014 ODEP Hips Presentation Please click here for the AAOS 2014 ODEP Knees Presentation >>
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... >>
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