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What should be accepted in biomedical practice and research? New and old ethical dilemmas

Should young blood transfusions be allowed in rejuvenation processes? Is it ethical to pay for these transfusions? Should donors be remunerated? Is it ethical to increase the human life span by getting blood from younger donors transfused to older people? These questions stir up strong emotions in most of us. They represent not only ethical … Read more

What is matrix-assisted chondrocyte implantation (MACI)?

Header Image: Two-step Matrix Assisted Chondrocyte Implantation Osteoarthritis is a condition associated with discomfort and significant challenges for the affected individuals. Pain management often involves the utilization of pain-relieving medications that can potentially lead to dependency [1]. Joint function restoration is achieved through the implementation of metal implants, although their durability is limited. Consequently, a … Read more

The Evolution of Total Knee Replacement: Tracing the Path of Surgical Advancement

Total Knee Replacement (TKR), also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), stands as one of the most remarkable achievements in modern medicine, revolutionizing the lives of countless individuals suffering from debilitating knee conditions. The history of total knee replacement is a journey through decades of innovation, surgical mastery, and persistent dedication to enhancing patients’ quality … Read more

An Investigative Analysis of the Human Knee in Comparison to Six Different Animal Species from an Anatomical Perspective

Benedikt Proffen et al. in the article titled “A Comparative Anatomical Study of the Human Knee and Six Animal Species” discuss the need for effective treatments for intra-articular knee injuries and the importance of using large animal models for translational research in knee surgery. The study aims to systematically and quantitatively compare the anatomy of … Read more

Point of Care 3D Printing

Header Image: A 3D printed acetabulum. Credit Arcam The field of medical engineering is undergoing a transformative shift with the integration of 3D printing technology into point-of-care orthopaedics. This innovative approach has the potential to revolutionize orthopaedic treatments by reducing lead times, enhancing device fit, and minimizing material waste. Point of care refers to the … Read more

Highlight: International Womens Day

Celebrating women in BioTrib, medical engineering, and the wider STEM and their contributions to range of cutting edge research and innovation. This is a great article produced by the women in our community exploring building a career as a woman in engineering, women of impact, advice for their younger selves as well as breaking down misconceptions about working in engineering. Featuring interviews with Professor Cecilia Persson, Dr Lisa-Dionne Morris and Professor Isobel Pollock-Hulf – here!

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