Plamen Kinov

Medical University of SofiaBulgaria

Assoc. Professor Plamen Kinov, MD, PhD, is a Head of Joint Replacement Unit at Department of Orthopedics, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, with his scientific interests focused on hip and knee replacement. He graduated medicine with honors in 1995 at the Medical University of Pleven, Bulgaria and completed his training in orthopedics at Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He was a research fellow at the Department of Orthopedics, University of Graz, Austria and a visiting fellow in Graz, Austria, Munich, Germany, and Bologna, Italy. He was awarded International Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) Abdel Hay Mashhour Award and Bulgarian Orthopedics and Traumatology Association (BOTA) Award. He is an author of over 120 scientific publications. He is a Treasurer of the Bulgarian Orthopedics and Traumatology Association (BOTA) and was a Secretary of BOTA and an Editorial Secretary of Bulgarian Journal of Orthopedics and Traumatology. Plamen Kinov is a member of European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology (EFORT), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), European Hip Society (EHS), among other scientific societies.

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New technologies, developments in implant design and advances in surgical technique have improved outcomes after joint replacement and decreased rate of complications. It is not a surprise that the number of arthroplasties increases steadily every year and nowadays more than one million patients undergo the procedure annually worldwide. This book is a sequel of a successful series dedicated to one of the fastest growing fields in orthopedics - arthroplasty. Aiming at dissemination of scientific research this book provides a profound overview of the recent evolution of technology and surgical techniques. New developments of implant design and current treatment strategies have been critically discussed by the contributing authors. The process of improving care for patients and standards of treatment requires straightforward access to up-to-date research and knowledge. The format of the publication allows easy and quick reference to shared ideas and concepts. We hope, that the current book will add significant contribution to the success of this endeavor.

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