Restoring Mobility: The Past, Present, and Future of Hip Implant Technology
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can cause chronic pain and significantly impact daily life. While initial treatment involves conservative, non-surgical options, arthroplasty has increasingly been performed to restore patient mobility.
Over the last several decades, innovations related to material and design have significantly improved the performance and longevity of joint replacement devices. Nonetheless, opportunities to improve patient outcomes remain. Greater patient expectations and an increase in the number of young, active patients may also create new challenges in the future.
This presentation discussed materials used in arthroplasty and also highlight current challenges and opportunities.
About the Speaker
Amit Parikh is a research manager at Smith and Nephew, Inc., a leading portfolio medical technology company. He has global tribology responsibility for the hip and knee business and has worked in the orthopedic industry for more than 17 years. He has performed failure analysis, designed new test methods, and conducted coupon and device testing to evaluate novel bearing materials and implant technologies. He has also played a key role in obtaining regulatory clearances and commercializing numerous hip and knee replacement products, and has been involved in technical marketing and sales training activities in support of new product launches. Parikh is an active member of ASTM International and the Orthopedic Research Society and has authored more than 35 abstracts and journal articles.
About the Series
The Joseph Priestley Society (JPS) promotes a deeper understanding of science, technology, and industry, with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. Speakers are leaders from a wide variety of large and small chemical companies and the financial, consulting, and academic communities.