JRI Orthopaedics headline sponsor of uncemented hip conference
Leading orthopaedic surgeons from across the UK and the world will be speaking at the inaugural Uncemented Hips Conference being held at the Royal College of Physicians in October,
Multi-award-winning JRI Orthopaedics is the major sponsor of what organisers hope will be a bi-annual meeting.
Although uncemented hip replacements deliver relatively superior survival rates over time, cemented stems and cups have seen a resurgence in many countries due to their perceived better value.
Through a mixture of didactic lectures from a faculty of key experts from the UK and abroad, interactive debates and specialised break-out groups, the independent meeting will look at a range of issues around the current use and performance of uncemented hip stems.
Speakers and delegates will also explore solutions to clinical outcomes through innovations in implant design, biological fixation and different surgical approaches to optimize recovery before producing a Conference agreement of aims.
In 1985, JRI Orthopaedics was the first company in the world to produce a hip implant with a Hydroxyapatite (HAC) coating enabling a biological bond with the patient’s bone and so the prospect of a hip for life.
The JRI Furlong HAC stem is still one of the leading uncemented hips on the UK market with a 13A* rating from ODEP. Its next generation uncemented hip replacement system, the Furlong Evolution, was launched in 2012 and has just received an ODEP 5A* rating – the highest award after five years of impressive clinical evidence.
John Suggitt, Senior Product Manager at the Sheffield-based company, said: “We are genuinely passionate about uncemented hips and delighted to be sponsoring this, scientific meeting which has attracted some of the biggest names in the orthopaedic community.
“We know just how good the results are for uncemented hip replacements over time but there is a perception, that cemented stems and cups are better value.
“So, this meeting is an exciting opportunity to look at who should be having uncemented hips and when, innovations in uncemented stem design, whether the coatings can be improved to prevent infection and the best surgical approaches and rehabilitation regime to further improve outcomes.”
Speakers at the Uncemented Hips Conference include leading surgeons and researchers from the UK and, internationally, from Barcelona to Bejiing.
For more information about the conference and to book a place go to http://uncementedhips.com