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Use of Harvest system resulted in greater connective tissue progenitor number, concentration

October 29, 2014

After centrifugation, the Harvest system resulted in greater connective tissue progenitor number and concentration and may provide increased osteogenic and chondrogenic capacity compared with the Biomet and Arteriocyte systems, according to study results.

Among 40 patients prospectively consented for bilateral iliac crest aspiration, researchers compared the Harvest and Biomet systems in the first 20 aspirations and the Harvest and Arteriocyte systems in the second 20 aspirations.

In the Journals

Despite risks, orthopedic surgery offers obese patients improvements in pain, function

October 31, 2014
Although patients who are obese have an increased risk of complications after undergoing orthopedic surgical interventions, surgery offers improvements in pain and…
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Question your allocation to deal with recent stock market volatility

October 30, 2014
The summer stock market doldrums have morphed into a high octane volatile zig-zag. So I ask you – what is new? Haven’t we been here before? The trouble is…
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Medical Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Knee Associated With Thrombophilia-Hypofibrinolysis

Orthopedics, October 2014, Volume 37 Issue 10
In 6 patients with stage II knee osteonecrosis, all 6 with thrombophilia and 4 with concurrent hypofibrinolysis, the…
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Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

Despite recent advances in device manufacturing and surgical techniques, the management of proximal femoral…
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Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS, offers pearls from a symposium on rib fracture fixation

October 30, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS, offered several pearls for orthopedic surgeons regarding issues raised…
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