Archive for Versus Arthritis

Injectable gel for spinal repair progresses to veterinary trial

An injectable gel material to repair spinal discs is being tested on elderly sheep in an innovative animal trial funded by the IKC. Sheep with degenerated spinal discs are fitted with a body movement tracker similar to a fitbit. After an initial period of observation, the gel will be injected into the sheep’s affected discs […]

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Knee surgery technology to be tested in human trial

A bespoke technology package for complex knee surgery will be tested in its first human trial later this year. The surgical technology, known as ToKa, is a new approach for an operation used on younger patients with osteoarthritis known as high tibial osteotomy (HTO). This involves an incision into the patient’s shin bone (tibia) to […]

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New device can accurately diagnose hip dysplasia

A new diagnostic tool to identify hip dysplasia in newborn babies has successfully completed a small-scale trial at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.  The device – which uses electronic acoustic technology – proved to be very sensitive at diagnosing the condition, which affects between one and three babies out of every thousand born in the […]

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