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. Another is a 17-year-old girl, for whom cosmetic and future child-bearing issues were very important.”

Wing Commander David Stitson FRCS (Trauma & Orth) a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Plymouth explains, the Symbios hip replacement system and the technology that supports it allows for an accuracy of reconstruction very difficult to achieve with other hip replacements on the market. This system provides a bespoke solution to hip arthritis in young active working adults and is especially valuable in those patients with challenging hip anatomy. I have used Symbios hip replacements in both military and civilian patients with excellent outcomes in terms of symptom relief and returning the patient to work and everyday activities. Patients increasingly demand a hip replacement that allows them to continue with normal levels of activity. The Symbios hip replacement goes a long way towards helping me to realise those aspirations.

According to Justin, there are three main reasons why the Symbios system delivers such spectacularly good results for patients. “Rather than simply replacing a joint, it allows total control over the anatomical reconstruction that enables a patient to fulfil their expectations of a completely normal quality of life,” he says. “To enable this unique approach, the company first provides 3-D software that allows the surgeon to develop a 100% accurate plan for the operation in advance.

“Second, Symbios is alone in enabling three levels of customisation, right up to fully bespoke, specially made implants that cater for the 10% of the population with the most individual – or ‘dismorphic’ – body shapes.

“And third, Symbios is at the cutting edge of using new materials in joints, such as ceramic-on-ceramic, to reduce wear and maximise the longevity of the new joint. This also makes it particularly appropriate for younger people.”

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