Advances in orthopaedics

Exploring advances in orthopaedics technology

Emerging orthopaedics technology is promising not only to assist surgeons during procedures, but also to minimise trauma, monitor implant performance and even ‘self-treat’.

Here we take a look at four articles that not only highlight the technologies that are already making a difference, but also future developments that could bring amazing benefits.
 

  • A huge step forward in knee replacement surgery

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In this blog article, Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Managing Partner of London Sports Orthopaedics discusses The London Custom-Made Knee Meeting.

With presentations on how patient satisfaction rates are improved with a patient-specific implant and real-life customer success stories, this article is a prime example of how blogs can be used to spread the word about cutting-edge technologies in orthopaedic surgery.

To read this article on innovations in knee replacement surgery click here.

 

  • In defence of new technology

This blog article looks at the emerging technology of augmented reality (AR) in knee surgery, which can help surgeons to improve accuracy, reduce risk and cut operative time. 

Operating by a type of ‘heads up display’ projected onto smart glasses, augmented reality can help knee surgeons to visualise critical structures such as major blood vessels and nerves.

To find out more about how AR supports knee surgeons click here.

 

  • Robotic surgery breakthrough

This fascinating article explores the development of the first robot-assisted system designed to deal with joint fractures.

The system enables surgeons to repair joint fractures using a minimally invasive approach, which helps to ensure that bone fragments are put back in exactly the right place.

To read this article in full click here.

 

  • Disruptive trend in orthopaedics – The smart implant revolution

As well as explaining how smart tools are already assisting surgeons in the operating room, this article looks into other potential uses for smart implants that could become a reality in a matter of years.

These include smart diagnostic chips to help monitor implant performance or to wirelessly alert doctors to implant problems, as well as embedded chips that could diagnose and treat the patient in-situ.

To read the full article on smart implant applications click here.

 

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