The medical profession has reported a rise in hip replacement surgery for the under 60’S over the last 10 years.
The NHS has reported an arguably shocking figure of around a 75% increase in young people requiring this surgery in the UK over that 10 year period.
Reasons for the rise include the modern notion that hip replacement surgery is no longer viewed as an option when nothing else will work, as well as an attribute to the orthopaedics technology industry that replacement joints are now more robust than ever. Popular examples of this equipment includes “Cemented Hip Stems” such as Stryker’s Exeter, Zimmer Biomet’s CPT and DePuy Synthes C-STEM® AMT.
Reports suggest that there were approx. 10,200 hip replacements were given to under 60’s in 2004/2005 with a rise to approx. 17,900 for the same demographic in 2014/2015.
What impact or trends have you noticed as a result of this within the orthopaedic medical technology sector?
Nicola Lawler, Head of Marketing at Projectus Consulting