In this talk, orthopaedic surgeon, Steven Cutts talks about new technologies in joint replacements.He discusses the history of the development of joint replacements and the technologies that have already been abandoned and left behind including silicon toe joint replacements and the abortive use of teflon and carbon fibre.
Metal on metal hips have been in the news - the ASR has been withdrawn by Depuy. What went wrong with metal on metal? Is it safe to continue with hip resurfacing such as the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.What are the problems with metal on plastic? is ceramic on ceramic the solution? We also look at hip versus knee replacements, shoulders, elbows and ankles.
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, James Paget Hospital
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