HTA is multi-disciplinary field of policy analysis that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of the incremental value, diffusion and use of a health technology in health care.
The term Health Technology refers to application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.
Polyethylene (PE) has been used extensively in knee arthroplasty since the mid 20th century. Progress in material manufacturing and processing has led to newer polyethylenes over last few decades with different material properties. It has been established that PE wear in knee arthroplasty causes particle induced osteolysis which is the main reason for late failure and […]
INTRODUCTION It is the primary purpose of this document to provide guidance to Manufacturers and Notified Bodies in dealing with the application of Directive 2005/50/EC on the reclassification of hip, knee and shoulder joint replacements adopted by the European Commission on 11 August 2005, hereafter referred to as the Directive3 and taking into account the MEDDEV. […]