Orthopedic devices help patients by restoring mobility, relieving pain, and improving quality of life. Knee and hip replacements, spinal surgery, and broken bone diagnosis and treatment are the best-known orthopedic procedures. Other critically important technologies include shoulder and extremity replacements and products needed for trauma or maxillofacial surgeries. Orthopedic companies also manufacture robots and computerized navigation systems to help improve outcomes associated with orthopedic procedures. The medical technology central to those surgeries is evolving to allow faster recovery and longer-term positive outcomes than ever before. However, the orthopedic sector goes beyond the highest profile devices to include sports medicine, regenerative solutions, osteoarthritis pain management, and bracing designed to ease pain and restore mobility.
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