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Companies offer surgeons incentives to use their prostheses

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7448.1091-a (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1091
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Half of all hip replacement operations are done by surgeons who do fewer than one such procedure a week, often with prostheses without a proved track record, says a parliamentary report.


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    No list of approved hip prostheses exists

    Credit: EAMONN McNULTY/SPL

    Over 43 000 hip replacement operations are done in England every year. But with no list of which devices of the 64 available are …

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