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Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Dec;(429):338-41.

New technology and the orthopaedic surgeon: are you protecting your patients?

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, CHS 76-134, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.


The treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disease will be revolutionized during the next two decades by advances in technology. Orthopaedic surgeons are eager to incorporate new technology into their practices to improve patient outcomes and practice efficiency. However, as the orthopaedic community embraces new technology and innovative surgical procedures, there is an increased need to consider issues of patient safety and to determine the best way to incorporate technology into our practices.

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