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The rise of the machines

The rise of the machines

Today’s robots are improving surgical precision and enhancing patient recovery. Future developments, like machine learning and augmented reality have the potential to “transform surgical practice as we know it1.” This recent review examines the latest innovations in...

Could PKR save the health service millions?

Could PKR save the health service millions?

According to News Medical, a 31% increase in PKR usage could save the health service about £30 million per year.1 This is based on the observation that currently PKR represents around 9% of all knee replacements while it is thought that more than 40% of patients...

Are Swiss hospitals adopting digital solutions fast enough?

Are Swiss hospitals adopting digital solutions fast enough?

From the feedback of more than 300 doctors, nurses, IT, corporate development and hospital directors, MEDINSIDE acknowledged that digitalisation was an area of rapidly increasing interest. However, they suggested that “the lag in the field of digitalisation and...

Functional TKR Alignment: where two philosophies collide?

Functional TKR Alignment: where two philosophies collide?

Neutral mechanical alignment prioritises the relationship between the prosthesis and the mechanical axis of the limb.1 Implanting both the femoral and tibial components at 90◦ to the mechanical axis may improve the survivorship of the construct by reducing the sheer...

Why you should consider PKR

Why you should consider PKR

Explore the benefits of PKR vs TKR in our new digital guide where we reveal common misconceptions about PKR and how it has been shown to improve patient outcomes at lower cost, reduced hospital stay and less postoperative pain than TKR1.

We’ve seen the future of orthopaedics, and it’s digital

We’ve seen the future of orthopaedics, and it’s digital

Wearable Sensor Devices (WDSs) like smart watches and fitness trackers are likely to play “a significant role in the emerging age of Digital Orthopaedics,” claim the authors of a recent review, that highlights the benefits of digital health technologies utilised...

Check your knowledge on PKR indications (pain location)

Check your knowledge on PKR indications (pain location)

Would you exclude a patient from PKR if they pointed to their pain being anterior/in the patella region, or over the lateral condyle? Studies have shown that the perceived location of knee pain does not influence the outcome of an Oxford PKR 1-3 as long as the patient...

Tackling the arthroplasty backlog caused by COVID-19

Tackling the arthroplasty backlog caused by COVID-19

This Survey of Orthopaedic Clinical Directors conducted 11th November 2020 attempted to project the required levels of practice -  as a percentage of ‘normal’ 2019 practice – necessary to clear the additional arthroplasty caseload generated by the pandemic. 1  ...

Want to grow your day surgery practice?

Want to grow your day surgery practice?

Do you want to improve patient care and satisfaction, be more cost-effective, improve efficiency, staff retention and morale, and reduce the demand for inpatient beds? Providing more day surgery could be the solution.   According to GIRFT, “day surgery needs to be...

Recognise the 5 steps to identify your PKR patients

Recognise the 5 steps to identify your PKR patients

This validated and easy-to-use tool2 is a helpful aid in identifying suitable candidates for PKR.  If you can answer yes to all 5 criteria your patient can be considered a candidate for an Oxford PKR; although the final decision on whether to perform PKR should be...

NICE recommends all hospitals to provide PKR

NICE recommends all hospitals to provide PKR

How many patients with isolated medial compartmental osteoarthritis would favour partial over total knee replacement if all of them were offered the choice? We don’t know either; but we do know that the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are...

Welcome to the Home of Personalized Knee Care

Welcome to the Home of Personalized Knee Care

Welcome to the Home of Personalized Knee Care - the go-to-place for anything to do with personalized knee care. From early intervention through to digital health applications to aid recovery we will cover the full spectrum of personalized knee care and with our forum...