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Date of Event
Monday 20th May 2024



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IDF Lunch Webinar - Robotic knee surgery vs custom-made knees: marketing hype vs proven tech — which is the best?

Event Details

We are delighted to invite you to our Lunch Webinar with Dr Ian McDermott  who will be presenting on Robotic knee surgery vs custom-made knees: marketing hype vs proven tech — which is the best?

Hip replacement is the gold standard for great outcomes in orthopaedics for joint replacement surgery. With knees, however, only about 80 to 85% of patients are actually happy with their new knee, which means that 15 to 20% are not (equates to nearly 15,000 to 20,000 unhappy patients a year in the UK). An unhappy patient shares their woes with many more people than a happy patient does, and hence, understandably, knee replacement surgery has a less than perfect reputation as a big, painful operation with far from 100% guaranteed outcomes. This is where modern technology steps in to help... 

Learning objectives:

  •  To understand the negatives of knee replacement surgery, why this is not a ‘perfect’ operation, and why a significant percentage of patients end up unhappy after standard knee replacement surgery.
  •  To understand the theoretic proposed / alleged advantages of robotic knee replacement surgery.
  • To understand the reported advantages of custom-made knee replacement surgery.
  • To gain an appreciation for and understanding of the published scientific evidence for and against robotic knees vs custom-made knees.
  • To help clinicians see through the marketing hype and gain an understanding of the genuine science behind cutting-edge modern-day knee replacement surgery, and how this can benefit their patients.



Certificates of Attendance will be sent to those that have attended the full webinar. A Structured Reflective Template will be sent to you along with the link to join our webinar at least 24 hours ahead. Please ensure you are registered via our website in order that you receive a link to access the webinar.

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