Clinical, Scientific, and Industry Perspectives on Unique Implant Challenges and Designs

Saturday, February 3
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 103

ORS Implant Section Members ONLY

In this year’s session, four speakers will provide their clinical, scientific, and industry perspectives on the challenges with unique implants. Presentations will include the history of vertebral body tethering, the precedent technology, as well as unaddressed post market problems. Implants for oncology patients also have unique requirements. Patients are often younger than typical arthroplasty patients, requiring longer survival rates, and the associated resections of large portions of soft tissues and bones, as well as muscle tissue, present unique design challenges. All oncology patients are living longer with metastatic disease, thus creative ways for reinforcing the implant constructs with advanced tumor progression or osteoporosis are also needed. Addressing these challenges with the principles of flexible, durable, and possibly large designs will allow us to create the next generation of implants for cancer patients. The perspective of product development engineers on unique challenges to revision and limb salvage implant design will be also discussed.

Following the speaker presentations, we will have round table discussion opportunities for section members. Each table will be chaired by leaders from the section and guests. Topics will range from seeking opportunities in industry to securing research support.

Agenda:

1:30pm – Welcoming Remarks
J.J. Trey Crisco, PhD, Chair and Alex Christ, MD, Chair Elect

1:35pm – Compliant Compressive Osteointegration for Orthopaedic Devices-An
Alternative to Stemmed Concepts
R. Lor Randall, MD, FACS, FAOA, UC Davis

1:55p – Oncology Implants: Flexible, Durable, and Big
Susan Bukata, MD, UCSD

2:15p – Steven Hwang, MD, Shriners Children’s Philadelphia

ORS Members
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