Future of Prosthetics and Rehabilitation 2019
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Future of Prosthetics and Rehabilitation

Jun, 2019

The number of joint replacement surgeries has risen nearly 80 per cent in the last decade and, with the continued advances in technology and surgical technique, patients now have more treatment options than ever before. The Future of Prosthetics and Rehabilitation special report, published in The Times, explores how a rise in patient demand for joint replacements may soon outstrip supply and how convoluted NHS processes could be keeping patients from accessing these life-changing developments. It explores how sport has been the driving force behind innovations in surgery and rehabilitation and examines how bionic limbs, wired into the body’s nervous system, are no longer only to be found in science fiction


Knee and hip replacement surgeries are on the rise in the UK, and it's not solely down to a growing or ageing population. Many factors are at play, such as better rates of surgery success but also higher rates of obesity