At the heart of technological developments
Orthopedics treat diseases, traumas and deformations in the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, vertebral column). France has renowned establishments specializing in this domain, and the French orthopedics surgeons have been the source of numerous innovative solutions: equipment for the spine, reversed shoulder prosthesis, bone substitutes…
The improvement in medical devices, minimally invasive surgical techniques, the use of adapted anesthesia protocols and pain management lead to increased orthopedic procedures as outpatients, and the patient can return home on the same day. Certain French establishments provide state-of-the-art outpatient surgical care. Particularly with the use of biomaterial and 3D printers, the current challenge for the researchers is to come up with customized prosthetics, to be kept life long by their owner.
The Institut du Mouvement et de l’appareil Locomoteur at the Hospital Hôpitaux de Marseille offers a unique organization and treatment conditions in France. Its team which is headed by the professor Jean-Noël Argenson was awarded the “John Insal Award” in 2015 named after the famous New York surgeon. It’s the first time that such a distinction has been awarded to France. This international recognition tops off the premiere activity and the excellence related to the research work done by Pr Jean-Noël Argenson’s team.
The centers of excellence:
- Welfare Services Hospitals of Marseille,
- The Hospital Group Paris Saint-Joseph,
- The Mutualist Montsouris Institute,