Medical device innovation – is ‘better’ good enough?

Source:  New England Journal of Medicine  (2011) 365, pp 1464-1466

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Date of publication:  20th October 2011

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: According to Yale School of Medicine researchers, innovations in total knee arthroplasty prosthetic designs may not benefit older patients or those with multiple co-existing conditions as improvements to long-term failure rates are less applicable to these groups.  This is particularly true when taking into account that newer implants are more likely to fail in the short-term and are often more expensive

Length: 3 pages

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Acknowledgement:  Orthosupersite

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