February 22nd, 2016
As Worldwide Vice President Research & Development for DePuy Synthes Research & Development for Joint Reconstruction, Mitek Sports Medicine and Power Tools, I am continually looking to the future for meaningful innovations capable of addressing the unmet needs of patients and clinicians, and improving patient outcomes. So, it is not too often that I am able to reflect on how far we have come in the field of orthopedics.
100 years ago, King George V made a Royal Visit to the East Leeds Military War Hospital. On February 8 of this year, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne marked the centenary of her great-grandfather’s Royal Visit by visiting the Thackray Medical Museum, which is the former site of the East Leeds hospital. I had the rare opportunity to be a part of this visit and take a step back in orthopedic time.
Princess Anne toured the museum and visited an exhibit entitled ‘Recovery?