EC Orthopaedics

Review Article Volume 14 Issue 6 - 2023

Applications of Intelligent Implants for Infection Control in Orthopaedics: An Innovative Approach

Siamak Sarrafan1*, Muhammad Iftikhar Hanif2, Vinnith Ramamurti2, Talha Sultan3 and Batoul Beheshti4

1International Medical School, MSU, Malaysia

2Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia

3Department of Molecular Biology and Forensic Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

4University Malaya Medical Centre, University Malaya, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Siamak Sarrafan, International Medical School, Management and Science University, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
Received: May 31, 2023; Published: June 30, 2023

Orthopedic infections pose significant challenges in patient outcomes and healthcare costs. Despite various infection control measures, implant-related infections remain a significant concern in clinical practice. This article explores the potential applications of intelligent implants for infection control in orthopaedics. Intelligent implants, advanced medical devices integrated with technology, offer precise functionality and personalized care. They can be categorized based on their function, purpose, and technology, including load monitoring, joint specificity, sensor-based or actuator-based features, application specificity, connectivity capabilities, and data-driven insights. Intelligent implants can integrate with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to enhance infection detection, prevention, and management. AI algorithms can analyse implant data, patient-specific factors, and environmental variables to identify potential infection cases, predict infection likelihood, and adjust drug delivery systems for personalized treatment plans. This innovative approach has the potential to revolutionize infection control in orthopaedics, improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.

Keywords: Intelligent Implants; Infection Control; Orthopaedics; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning

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Siamak Sarrafan., et al. “Applications of Intelligent Implants for Infection Control in Orthopaedics: An Innovative Approach”. EC Orthopaedics 14.6 (2023): 61-67.