Letters Regulating innovation in medical devices

Orthopaedics in the UK is ahead of proposed regulations for incremental innovation in medical devices

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5894 (Published 30 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5894
  1. Jonathan R Phillips, arthroplasty fellow1,
  2. Peter James, consultant orthopaedic surgeon1
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedics, City Hospital Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK
  1. jonphillips99{at}hotmail.com

Nieuwenhuijse and colleagues’ article on the evidence base for introducing new implants in joint replacement along with Kesselheim and Rajan’s accompanying editorial on regulating incremental innovation in medical devices may engender concern in the wider medical community that new orthopaedic devices lack regulation.1 2 However, steps have already been taken in …

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