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New data confirms Smith+Nephew technology as the best performing cementless construct for Total Hip Arthroplasty

Smith+Nephew, the global medical technology business, today announced outstanding clinical results for its total hip arthroplasty (THA) portfolio in both the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NJR) and the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR).

Long-term results of computer-assisted TKA show low revision, reoperations rates

Long-term results showed computer-assisted surgery used in 1,048 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty was associated with an average alignment of 1.52° varus and Kaplan-Meier survivorship of 98.34%

Lincolnshire doctor tried to cover up giving the patient wrong knee replacement

The doctor tried to cover up the error of fitting a prosthesis for the right knee in the left knee and allegedly tried to cover it up. The doctor has now been struck from the medical registry.

Knee pain? Robotic joint replacement system promises less pain, quicker recovery

Data collected by the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons shows that Robotic joint replacement system promises less pain, quicker recovery

What Exercises (or Movements) to Avoid After a Knee Replacement

Strengthening and stretching muscles is an important part of recovery following knee replacement surgery. However, some types of movements and exercises may do more harm than good.

Gran left in severe pain after surgeons put implant in wrong leg during double knee op

A 74-year-old woman underwent excruciating pain as the implant for her right knee was fitted in the left one. The National Joint Registry contacted the NHS as it noticed some irregularities in the patients’ case. Click on the link below to read the article and understand how the NJR has helped in identifying and preventing such errors.

Higher levies hit cos selling ortho knee implants:

The introduction of 5% health cess & 10% Surcharge on imported medical devices has caused an increase in prices of medical implants.

Niti Aayog, health ministry reach consensus on Medical Device Bill

NITI Aayog and the Health Ministry have decided that Medical Devices should be regulated under a separate bill and regulated by a separate division under the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)

NJR launches 17th Annual Report during NJR Session at the Virtual BOA Congress 2020.

Having collected data since April 2003 with the aim of monitoring devices and improving patient outcomes following hip, knee, ankle, elbow, and shoulder replacement, the NJR now has over three million procedures recorded, making it the largest and most comprehensive registry of its kind in the world. Click on the link below to read the entire article, You can also find the report here

A subscription model that fills gaps in the healthcare system

Taking into consideration the various gaps in India's healtcare system, A Bengaluru bases startup Clinikk has started a subscription based model combing Telehealth, Insurace & primary healthcare for the masses. Click on the link below to know more about how this app may help millions.

American Joint Replacement Registry Releases 2020 Annual Report

The 2020 AJRR Annual Report marks the seventh annual report from the AJRR. With the collection and reporting of this data, the report aims to provide valuable information to orthopaedic surgeons, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, device manufacturers, and most importantly patients. The 2019 data paved the way for the AJRR to exceed two million procedures as of June 26, 2020, providing even more actionable data to improve patient care and outcomes. Click on the link below to know more

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