New technologies in joint replacements

Joint replacement surgery is becoming more common, with knees and hips replaced most often. These days it’s not just older generations that are undergoing joint replacement surgery. From cemented to cementless hip implants and metal-on-metal vs. metal-on-plastic implants, each has its advantages and disadvantages.

Join Dr Steven Cutts, doctor and freelance science writer, to explore the history of joint replacements and discuss the types of materials utilised and the commercial pressures to use certain devices. Steven will look at what’s in store for the future of joint replacements, such as the potential for computer navigated knees and hips; and the recent failure of the surface replacement hip implant that was recalled by DePuy.

Date: Wednesday 27th July
Time: 7pm, for a 7.30pm start
Place: Upstairs at The Lamb, 92 Lambs Conduit Street, WC1N 3LZ [gmap]
Cost: Free

Photos from the event can be seen here on Flickr


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