Publication
Title
The manufacture of generic replicas of implants for arthroplasty of the hip and knee
Author
Abstract
Joint replacement of the hip and knee remain very satisfactory operations. They are, however, expensive. The actual manufacturing of the implant represents only 30% of the final cost, while sales and marketing represent 40%. Recently, the patents on many well established and successful implants have expired. Companies have started producing and distributing implants that purport to replicate existing implants with good long-term results. The aims of this paper are to assess the legality, the monitoring and cost saving implications of such generic implants. We also assess how this might affect the traditional orthopaedic implant companies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The bone & joint journal. - London, 2013, currens
Publication
London : 2016
ISSN
2049-4394 [print]
2049-4408 [online]
Volume/pages
98B:7(2016), p. 892-900
ISI
000379241400005
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 29.07.2016
Last edited 11.09.2017
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