Implant choice more important than surgeon skill for hip replacement success

Implant choice more important than surgeon skill for hip replacement success
A hip replacement x-ray. Credit: Musculoskeletal Research Unit, University of Bristol

A study analysing over 650,000 hip replacement patients across England and Wales over 14 years sought to investigate why one hospital has consistently been identified as having better than expected outcomes compared to other settings. The findings have shown that the outstanding hip implant survival results seen in one centre in the UK are associated with implant choice more than surgeon skill.

The study by researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol, the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre, and the University of Exeter, using data from the National Joint Registry has been published in PLOS Medicine.

Mr Jonathan Evans, Academic Clinical Lecturer at the Bristol Medical School; Translational Health Sciences (THS), based at Southmead Hospital, Bristol and lead author, said: “These findings are vitally important to making sure as many of our patients have

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Osteopore announces success of its 3D-printed PCL bone implant in cranioplasty procedure

Osteopore International Pte Ltd, a Singapore-headquartered company leading the way in regenerative bone implants, is proud to announce the success of its technology in a new medical procedure that took place in Brisbane, Australia, in December last year. Pioneered by surgeon Dr. Michael Wagels, Deputy Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital, the 11-hour surgery involved the implantation of Osteopore’s 3D printed bioresorbable polycaprolactone (PCL) regenerative bone implant, using an innovative surgical technique that transplants a tissue flap from the patient’s knee, and was performed on Mr. Brodie Ellis to encourage the regrowth of parts of his skull.

Osteopore announces success of its 3D-printed PCL bone implant in cranioplasty procedure

3D render of Osteopore’s customised implant fitting into a skull defect

The cranioplasty procedure called for a patient-specific customized implant, which was designed by the Osteopore team using the patient’s CT scan in consultation with Dr. Wagels. Sitting perfectly on the contour of Ellis’ skull, the

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Preparation and coordination equals mission success for dental clinic > Air Force Reserve Command > News

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California —

The 940th Aeromedical Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California, proved to be on their game and mission while adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by the base commander, Center of Disease Control and the Department of Defense during this August’s unit training assembly.

The 940 AMDS teamed up with Logistics Health Incorporated based out of La Crosse, Wisconsin. LHI provides health care solutions to government and commercial organizations offering staffing, employee readiness, record-keeping and other medical services.

Together, AMDS and LHI planned the dental screening for 215 Reserve Citizen Airmen.

There were 193 patients seen at the LHI staged clinic and 22 members screened at the dental clinic.  The clinics opened to receive its first patient at 7:30 a.m. with the last one was seen at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

“We have been planning this since mid-July,” said Staff Sgt. Michelle Lee, 940

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5 Simple Tips for Fitness Success

Congratulations on taking a forward step to get in shape and feel great. Many people are guilty of wishing they could get a sculpted body from eating junk food and watching TV all day. But that is just not going to happen. Even though getting in shape sounds like a long, time-wasting process, the effort put towards being in shape has many positive effects. If you want to start your journey to having a better body to feel great, here are some tips:

1. Exercise Daily

Exercise daily for at least an hour. You do not have to kill yourself from running, jogging, etc., but you should have some sort of moderate physical activity in your everyday life. If you’re looking to shed a few pounds fast, do a higher-level intensity workout. For example, go on a walk at a brisk pace for an hour. Or, you can jog and

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