Latest News from Symbios Orthopaedics

Custom replacement knee or hip might be the answer to high levels of patient dissatisfaction

By Lesley Anderson - 8th January, 2020
Custom replacement knee or hips that will last a lifetime THIS IS ABOUT FAIRNESS, THIS IS ABOUT THE PATIENTS KNOWING ALL OF THEIR OPTIONS, THIS IS ABOUT TRANSPARENCY, THIS IS ABOUT THE PATIENT HAVING THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOMES AND CHOICE…. …the important message is that there are amazing products out there, and patients don’t have […]

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What is a knee replacement?

By Lesley Anderson - 18th December, 2019
What is a knee replacement? A knee replacement is a surgical operation that replaces the damaged, diseased or worn knee joint with an artificial joint.  A total knee replacement is most common for patients between 60 and 80 years old although it can be carried out on much younger patients . A partial knee replacement […]

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What is hip replacement surgery?

By Lesley Anderson - 2nd December, 2019
What is hip replacement surgery? Hip replacement surgery is a routine operation to replace the parts of the hip causing problems or pain and replace them with new parts. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint which usually gives us a wide range of movement in all directions and is able to take our body weight […]

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What is an alternative to a standard hip replacement?

By Lesley Anderson - 28th November, 2019
The alternative to a standard hip replacement is one that is custom made to fit your body. Custom implants are made using very precise measurements from scans of your joints and fitted by an orthopaedic surgeon in the same way as a standard hip replacement. Our colleagues at Carrothers Orthopaedics wrote the following article on […]

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When is a hip replacement necessary?

By Lesley Anderson - 26th November, 2019
When is a hip replacement necessary? A hip replacement is necessary when the patient and their surgeon agree that a hip replacement is the only way to relieve pain and/or return mobility to the patient. The most common reason for a hip replacement is osteoarthritis. There are commonly agreed signs that you may need a […]

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Bristol Hip Arthroplasty Course- The Zenith & Watershed in the Treatment of the Hip

By Justin Quick - 15th November, 2019
Treatment of hip dysplasia Another excellent educational programme at this years meeting was delivered to an attentive audience of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, associated clinical specialities and academia. The venue once again was the Bristol City Center Marriott Hotel, Mr Callum McBryde from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham delivered an authoritative presentation impressing upon all […]

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30 years of orthopaedic device manufacturing

By Lesley Anderson - 21st August, 2019
Symbios UK shall be at the Symbios SA manufacturing facility in this coming Friday to celebrate 30 years of fine orthopaedic device manufacturing. Based in the beautiful Swiss location of Yverdon les Bains nestling in the foothills of the Jura Mountain range in Alpine Switzerland, our expertise owes itself to the horologists, the master craftsmen […]

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Custom Knee – Surgeons gather from Europe & UK for the 2nd Origin®Custom Knee

By Justin Quick - 28th May, 2019
Surgeons from across Europe and the UK gathered at the Espace Sarrazine, Lyon, for the 2nd Origin® Custom Knee Meeting, co- convened by Dr Michel Bonin and Dr Tarik Ait Is Selmi (Santy), Professor Karsten Tibesku (Straubing) and Dr Michael Hirschmann (Bruderholz). The delegates participated in a full clinical programme including a live surgical feed […]

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CUSTOM HIP 20- year results published

By Justin Quick - 12th April, 2019
Custom Hip Replacement. The 20-year follow-up of a continuous series of 232 total hip arthroplasty procedures performed in patients aged less than 50 years old at the index surgery, was published recently in ‘Hip International’. The authors, Jean- Noel Argenson et al concluded that “The results of this study confirm that THA using this custom-designed stem […]

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Mr Andrew Manktelow, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon presents “Custom Stems- there is a role” at the London Hip Meeting 2019

By Justin Quick - 8th April, 2019
Mr Andrew Manktelow, University Hospitals, Nottingham presents “Custom Stems- there is a role”

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