Orthopaedic surgeons should have the loudest voice in implant selection

Verdonk, René
January 2008
Orthopaedics Today/International Edition;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p3
The author discusses the importance of the decisions of orthopedic surgeons in selecting implants for their patients. He says that in some European countries such as Germany, the hospital managers arrange to provide the surgeons with appropriate implants. He believes that orthopedic surgeons and their scientific societies need to be recognized as valued partners in the joint implant industry.


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