Archive for Versus Arthritis

How a ‘smart implant’ could help joint replacement patients with recovery

How a ‘smart implant’ could help joint replacement patients with recovery

A new device able to reliably monitor a patient’s recovery following joint replacement will soon be ready for regulatory approval.

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Trial success for personalised knee surgery

Trial success for personalised knee surgery

Technology that enables complex knee surgery to be personalised for each individual has been successfully trialled in patients for the first time. The ‘TOKA surgical system’ – supported by the IKC during its early development – is set to enter a larger UK trial later this year.

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Bone and cartilage scaffold to enter clinical trials

Bone and cartilage scaffold to enter clinical trials

An osteochondral scaffold that can repair large cartilage defects is due to go into its first clinical trials later this year.

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‘Gaming’ device aims to help with persistent pain

‘Gaming’ device aims to help with persistent pain

An innovative device to tackle chronic limb pain is being trialled across the UK, thanks to support from the IKC and Versus Arthritis.

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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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