What is ODEP?
ODEP is the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel, an independent panel of experts providing objective ratings of the strength of evidence available on the performance of medical implants. Our goal is to work with surgeons, manufacturers and hospitals and to promote evidence-based selection of implants so that patients receive the very best and safest implants.
We assess data provided by the implant manufacturer. This data is assessed against performance benchmarks, or standards, set by clinical experts. We award ratings for those implants that meet the required benchmarks. We encourage surgeons and hospitals to buy and use implants that carry an ODEP rating.