Musculoskeletal infections, including infected non-unions, osteomyelitis and periprosthetic joint infections, are one of the biggest healthcare challenges of the 21st century.
Bone and joint trauma, such as fractures and dislocations, are common and vary in severity from single fractures to multiple, life-threatening musculoskeletal injuries.
The popularity of spine surgery differs around the world. The number of procedures performed in the USA is double the number performed in Western Europe, Canada and Australia combined, and five times the number in the UK.
Arthroscopic procedures and the use of absorbable implants are common for treating sports injuries, as they provide a secure graft fixation while allowing biocompatible absorption and eventual replacement by bone.