We have smartphones, smart watches, smart TVs… Now, the next innovation that could transform people’s lives is the smart knee implant.
Knee arthroscopy, also called keyhole surgery, is a less invasive form of surgery than conventional open surgery. The surgeon investigates and corrects the problem using a precision tool called an arthroscope which has a tiny camera attached that is used to inspect the joint for damage. Similar keyhole instruments can then be introduced into the joint and…
A robot called MAKO is helping orthopaedic surgeons to perform personalised joint replacement surgery, achieving better results and faster recovery rates than ever before.
3D printing is already being used to create customised orthopaedic implants for joint replacement surgery. Now, further technological advances are offering a glimpse into the future of orthopaedics whereby synthetic implants could be populated with a patient’s own cells to encourage tissue regeneration.
Hip replacement surgery not only improves quality of life but it can even increase life expectancy, according to a new study conducted in Sweden.
Scientists have found a way to grow synthetic cartilage which could revolutionise treatments for arthritis sufferers in the future. It could be a while before the research is complete, but it appears it will be worth waiting.
If you have been taking pain-killers to help you manage chronic pain, this can cause wider risks to your health, including in some cases an increased risk of heart attack. It is vital to explore options that diagnose the underlying cause of the pain, rather than just masking a problem and hoping it will go…