ODEP Methodology


ODEP Methodology For Elbows

Table 5 - ODEP Benchmarks for Total Elbows

Table 6 - ODEP Benchmarks for Elbows (Radial Head Replacement)

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During 2020 it was decided both by BESS and the manufacturers of Elbow prostheses, that the ODEP process should be developed for Elbow and Radio Capitellar Joints.

Work has has been commenced and the draft grid (see below) has been designed, based on NJR and other world registry revision rates.

During 2021 the submission forms for manufacturers to complete will be finalised and the aim is for a "dummy run" to be instituted for the P4 2021 or mid 2022. 

The majority of the members of ODEP 4 Shoulders are experienced with TERs and have agreed to scrutinise "Elbow" submissions at the the same time as they scrutinize TSR submissions

It is recognised that again, there are different challenges. The number of TERs used per annum is very small compared with most other joints and the number of brands is limited.

As with Total Shoulders, revision is not a reliable end point in terms of measuring efficacy and longevity. When elbows "fail" they are generally left in situ. Therefore PROMS is again important in assessing their usefulness and effectiveness. 


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