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Results equivalent for patients undergoing microfracture and autologous chondrocyte implantation

May 22, 2015

CHICAGO — Patients who underwent microfracture for treatment of a full-thickness cartilage defect in the knee experienced equal clinical and radiological long-term outcomes compared with those who underwent autologous chondrocyte implantation, according to a presenter here.

“We can conclude that both [microfracture and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)] show significant improvement in functional long-term outcomes and a moderate radiological outcome,” Benjamin Erdle, MD, said at the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting. “At least with this group of patients, the first generation of ACI with a periostal flap seems to be inferior to microfracturing concerning the functional long-term outcome and, in this case, independent of lesion size.”

Nexxt Spine announces full market release of anterior plating system

May 22, 2015
Nexxt Spine has announced the full market release of the Struxxure Anterior Cervical Plating System. The system was recently on display at the American Academy of…

Haag-Streit USA, Sony Medical announce 3-D visualization technology

May 22, 2015
Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division and Haag-Streit USA unveiled new 3-D imaging technologies in 4-K resolution for surgery during the recent American…
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No differences in early mortality between simultaneous and staged bilateral surgery

May 22, 2015
Results of a recently published study showed there were no clinically relevant differences in early postoperative mortality among healthy patients who underwent…
VIDEO: Caplan on interesting developments from the ICRS Annual Meeting Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Caplan on interesting developments from the ICRS Annual Meeting

May 21, 2015
CHICAGO — At the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting, Arnold Caplan, PhD, shares some of the interesting developments from the meeting and how…
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Original Research

Hip Function and Predictors of Subjective Outcomes in Individuals With a History of Low Back Pain

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, May/June 2015, Volume 7 Issue 3
Increased fatigability of the trunk and hip extensors has been reported in individuals with a history of low back pain…
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Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015

Bundled Payments in Orthopedic Surgery: February 2015
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VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

VIDEO: Valedvit on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral devices

May 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Antonio Valdevit, PhD, discusses a study on subsidence following dynamic loading of intervertebral…
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