ODEP for Revision Implants
ODEP has been evaluating the need for benchmarking revision prostheses and has scoped the issues involved.
It is likely this initiative will be put to manufacturers and other interested parties in the near future. Given the complexity and expense of revision prostheses it could be asked why ODEP has not undertaken this responsibility before. The main reason is that only more recently have registries accumulated sufficient revision data to make it remotely possible. We have undertaken a scoping exercise to show that it is indeed possible. We have shown that “infection” does not make such an exercise impossible. ODEP for revision prostheses will probably be launched in 2021 and this date is presently under review.