Posts Tagged ‘Orthopaedics’

Simple steps can improve NHS productivity in elective care and cut costs, report says

The NHS could increase productivity in elective care significantly and cut the length of time patients spend in hospital, if it takes up recommendations in...

Orthopaedics: No convincing evidence to support use of new hip and knee implants

Several new and widely used hip and knee implants appear to have no clinically relevant improved benefits compared with older, more established implants, a...

Orthopaedics: Database shows continued improvement in hip fracture care

The National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) national report 2014 shows that improvements in care mean that more patients are surviving after hip fracture. I...

Geriatrics: Care improving for hip fracture patients, report shows

Care for patients with hip fracture is improving with more patients are receiving surgery within 48 hours of admission than in 2012 and almost all patients...

Orthopaedics: Faulty hip implant shows up failing of EU regulation, investigation reveals

A joint undercover investigation by the BMJ and the Daily Telegraph has exposed flaws in the EU system used to grant market access for devices such as repl...

Hip resurfacing prone to failure, research warns

An operation used instead of a full hip replacement has a high failure rate and, in most instances, should no longer be offered, warn doctors. Their adv...

Surgical diagnosis shows in negligence claims

Just over one third of allegations of clinical negligence made against spinal surgeons are unrelated to the surgery itself, but are due to difficulties wit...

“Metal hip implant patients need lifelong checks”

The government's health regulator has advised that patients who have undergone large head metal-on-metal hip replacements should be monitored annually for ...

Surgery: comparative assessment of implantable hip devices with different bearing surfaces

New hip implants appear to have no advantage over traditional implants, suggests a review of the evidence. And some evidence shows that new implants may b...

Improving hip fracture care shows way for NHS

Improvements in hip fracture care are being driven by national clinical audit, strong support networks and extra payments for hospitals, a report finds. ...

Hug An Orthopod Day: the campaign starts here

I’m launching a new campaign today. I want to institute an annual Hug an Orthopod Day. I’ve been around hospital medicine a while now and I’ve only ...