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New alloy implant surfaces developed to combat infection in TJR

New alloy implant surfaces developed to combat infection in TJR
May 28, 2015

PRAGUE — Infections during total joint reconstruction procedures can lead to unnecessary revisions and be costly; however, new alloy implants with antibacterial, nonstick surfaces and techniques used to kill biofilm during surgery can reduce infection rates, according to a presenter at the 16th EFORT Congress.

“There are various ways we can address biofilms from the point of view of surfaces used in orthopedics. We can develop nonstick surfaces, we can develop antimicrobial surfaces, we can prevent the bacteria from forming biofilms by killing them at the time of surgery,” Gordon Blunn, PhD, chief scientific officer at Stanmore Implants Worldwide Ltd., said during his presentation, here.

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Periprosthetic knee infections under examination at EFORT

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Hip Function and Predictors of Subjective Outcomes in Individuals With a History of Low Back Pain

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, May/June 2015, Volume 7 Issue 3
Increased fatigability of the trunk and hip extensors has been reported in individuals with a history of low back pain…
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The Hip-Spine Connection: Understanding Its Importance in the Treatment of Hip Pathology. January 2015

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VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

May 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Antonio Valdevit, PhD, discusses a study on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral…
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