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Cristiano Paggetti
07-06-2000, 12:48 AM
I do not know if you can help me:
I am doing a survey on the current trends in Knee and Hip prostheses so
I was wondering if you have any data about that:

I would like to know the overall number of hip replacement/revisions in
1999
The overall number of knee replacement/revisions in 1999

Do you expect a variation of this nember in the next months?
Do you expect a relevant variation in the number of revisions?

There are particular constraints related to law or Healthcare spending
strategy?

If there is some trend in the market related to the introduction of new
solutions such as metal-metal prostheses ot to the introduction of new
surgical systems such as Image guided systems otr robot assisted
surgery.

I have to wright about the socio-economic impact of new products and
services in orthopaedic surgery, and as you are aware it is very
difficult to have a global overview at european level.

SO if you have also some references WEB site or paper addressing such a
figures awould be very glad.

Thanks a lot for your kind assistance

Cristiano Paggetti, Ph.D.


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Cristiano Paggetti, Ph.D.
in Bioengineering and Robotics
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Phone : +39-055-600816
Fax : +39-055-602154
e-mail: c.paggetti@ieee.org

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