Using the right implant

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2013, 28(6) 908-12

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication:  June 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Using data from the 8th Annual Report from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2011), researchers highlighted the fact that a number of devices being used had no long-term survivorship data.  These devices remain unproven.  Surgeons need to use the most reliable implants with proven survivorship from both the patient care stand point and the best value for money basis.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Some important notes: You will need an NHS Athens username and password to access this article.  Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Healio.com

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