Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (2018) 26:2223–2226 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-018-4990-7 EDITORIAL Technological innovation in orthopaedic surgery: balancing innovation and science with clinical and industry interests 1 2,3 4,5 Romain Seil · Olufemi R. Ayeni · Michael T. Hirschmann Received: 3 April 2018 / Accepted: 15 May 2018 / Published online: 27 May 2018 © European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 2018 Over the last decades, many technological innovations have The reason for this was that in most cases, initial theo- been introduced in orthopaedic surgery (i.e. computer aided retical advantages could not be confirmed clinically, or the surgery, CASPAR, ROBODOC, hip resurfacing, various lig- promising results could not be reproduced on a large-scale ament reconstruction procedures, new osteotomy techniques, basis by peers. Another factor may be the lack of financial hip arthroscopy, etc.). Whereas some of them rapidly made resources to keep pursuing ongoing evaluation of the ini- their way towards general acceptance, many of them silently tially promising concept. Nevertheless, on rare occasions, disappeared after a few years . new technology had to be recalled due to damage to the patients [1, 3, 7, 8]. Interestingly, it is a common pattern that previously * Romain Seil email@example.com unsuccessful technologies or surgical techniques are rein- troduced with
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