TITLE

The Introduction of Biologics in Orthopaedics: Issues of Cost, Commercialism, and Ethics

AUTHOR(S)
Obremskey, William T.; Marotta, James S.; Yaszemski, Michael J.; Churchill, Larry R.; Boden, Scott D.; Dirschl, Douglas R.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 7, p1641
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the ethics of the introduction of new technology, with bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP) and platelet concentrations used as primary examples. Ethical concerns include questions about the responsibility of surgeons to their patients and to medical progress, the responsibility of the product manufacturer, and the responsibility of a payer to the physician or medical institution.
ACCESSION #
25781177

 

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