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

Obremskey, William T.; Marotta, James S.; Yaszemski, Michael J.; Churchill, Larry R.; Boden, Scott D.; Dirschl, Douglas R.
July 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 7, p1641
Academic Journal
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.


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