As May, which just so happens to be National Arthritis Awareness Month, comes to a close, it only seems right to take an in-depth look at this widespread disease, as well as the ways that 3D printing technology is helping patients to overcome it. Arthritis is becoming more rampant than ever, listed as the number one cause of disability and affecting over 50 million Americans, which is project to grow to around 67 million by 2030. The word arthritis is essentially defined as ‘joint inflammation’, and is an overarching medical term that describes around 200 rheumatic diseases that negatively impact the joints, surrounding cartilage, and connective tissues.
For years, medtech manufacturers tweaked their current products, added a few, bells and whistles, and slapped on a price premium and called it innovation. With the move to value-based care, those days are well behind […]
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it’s getting into the large joint replacement business, aiming to capitalize on a new bundled payment program at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The government insurer announced its […]
Ian McDermott is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Founder of London Sports Orthopaedics. Ian was the youngest Elected Council Member and Trustee in the history of The Royal College of Surgeons and he currently holds […]