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Inaugural Northern Retrieval Registry Conference

Professor Tom Joyce and orthopaedic colleagues from several north-east universities have organised an international conference which takes place at the Baltic on Wednesday 3rd May 2017

The Inaugural Northern Retrieval Registry Conference will include an international faculty who will speak about contemporary concerns in joint replacement and other orthopaedic implants. This follows on from the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons report of 2012, to which Newcastle University contributed, and which recommended that implants retrieved from patients should be independently analysed and the results reported.

"Here in the north-east, our ground breaking work into identifying and explaining failures in metal-on-metal hips has been internationally recognised," said Prof Joyce. "Through the inaugural meeting of the Northern Retrieval Registry we intend to build on this foundation and move forward to making explant analysis the rule rather than the exception. Over 100 delegates have registered for the meeting and we look forward to key debates, led by international experts in orthopaedic surgery and bioengineering."

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published on: 3 May 2017