Criticism - ISAR has set up a "World wide Benchmarking" initiative under the chairmanship of Prof. Steve Graves. ODEP has received a lot of unfounded criticism from Prof. Graves. We left this group after its very early meetings as our comments were dismissed. ODEP does not agree with several of their recommendations. ODEP has moved on from the 10 year ratings suggested by Prof Graves to 13 and 15 year benchmarks. ODEP feels that a 2 year benchmark is too early to catch early revisions in most countries and in the UK Beyond Compliance is very closely monitoring the early life of an implant. The 7 year benchmark is also important but not included in the ISAR system. ODEP assesses shoulders as well as hips and knees with Spine and ankle ODEP in development.
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