Yearly Archive: 2011

Pioneering hip op keeps Colin active

By Justin Quick - 16th November, 2011
Active granddad Colin Chilton loved nothing more than a game of golf or a long walk before he was struck down by arthritis in both hips. The 65-year-old spent the next six months in agony,  nable to sleep for more than an hour at a time. But thanks to pioneering surgery at a Rugby ospital he […]

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Trudi Craig joins our Customer Services team

By Justin Quick - 16th November, 2011
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Trudi Craig, Administrator- Customer Services, and welcome a new face to our Customer Services team here in Exeter. Trudi brings a wealth of administrative experience to the business at a time of continued growth and expansion. Trudi’s most recent past experience was PA to the Land Steward, Duchy of […]

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High failure rate of Hip Resurfacing reported

By Justin Quick - 17th October, 2011
An operation used instead of hip replacements – usually in younger patients – has a high failure rate and should not be used in women, experts have warned. Hip resurfacing – where the damaged bone is capped rather than replace – is often recommended for younger, active patients. But results from the University of Bristol, […]

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The Bristol Hip Meeting, 1st/2nd December 2011

By Justin Quick - 23rd September, 2011
The Bristol hip meeting took place at the Marriot Hotel, Bristol, on the 1st/ 2nd Decemebr 2011. Over 75 delegates attended, in addition an international faculty shared its views on the issues of today, including optimal bearing surfaces, metal on metal wear, corrosion and modern technologies. Symbios exhibited their 3D HipPlan pre- operative planning software which supports […]

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The 2nd HipPlan User Group Meeting, 19th/ 20th January 2012, Yverdon les Bains, Switzerland

By Justin Quick - 23rd September, 2011
The 2nd HipPlan User Group Meeting held in Yverdon- Les- Bains on the 18th- 20th January 2012 was a huge success. Delegates from the South West were joined by fellow Orthopaedic Consultant Specialists from the South East, including Central London, Manchester, Nottingham, Coventry and Birmingham. The faculty included Dr Hedi El Sariali from the Petie Salpetriere Hospital, […]

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2011 Business Awards

By Justin Quick - 11th August, 2011
An Exeter firm at the cutting edge of medical technology is continuing to increase its market share after winning plaudits in the Express & Echo Business Awards. Symbios UK Ltd was a finalist in the Innovation of the Year category in the inaugural competition, which culminated in a sell-out awards evening at Sandy Park in […]

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Implant firm behind hi-tech operations

By Justin Quick - 3rd August, 2011
Justin Quick, Managing Director explains, As he says, “Our implants have particular benefits for younger, active people who are looking to continue their busy lives without compromise. One recent patient is a young helicopter pilot based at RNAS Yeovilton, who has had two very successful hip operations – he is now back in active service. […]

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