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Endoprotheses: joint replacement without compromises

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If a hip, knee or shoulder joint fails due to wear and tear, an artificial replacement is necessary. Patients often have to undergo repeated surgery because the endoprostheses also wear out and have to be replaced sooner or later. In our Topic of the Month, you can read about the longer durability of endoprostheses and the extent to which people with joint replacement can enjoy full freedom of movement.

A successful start into the year 2020 wishes

Elena Blume
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Endoprotheses
Interview: Plagiarism and counterfeiting
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Endoprotheses: between possibility and reality

Topic of the Month

Image: Athlete with knee pain; Copyright: Itd
When natural joints lose their ability to function, they can be completely or partially replaced by artificial joints, also called endoprotheses. Endoprotheses must be of a certain quality, as they should remain in the body as long as possible. In addition to some risks, endoprotheses can also contribute to a mobile and carefree life for young and old.
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Endoprotheses: between possibility and reality
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Plagiarism and counterfeiting: protecting intellectual property rights


Image: Two sets of endoscopic devices next to each other; Copyright: Aktion Plagiarius e.V.
The European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) stipulates that medical devices must be safe and effective. Counterfeit medical products and plagiarized devices often bypass the outlined standards as they are manufactured beyond legal control and without the required expert knowledge.
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Plagiarism and counterfeiting: protecting intellectual property rights
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