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PRP may be superior to hyaluronic acid for improvement of pain, function in patients with OA

PRP may be superior to hyaluronic acid for improvement of pain, function in patients with OA
April 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Use of intra-articular platelet-rich plasma significantly improved pain and function in patients with osteoarthritis at 6 months and may be a superior alternative to hyaluronic acid, according to study findings presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting.

“Our study suggests that lower-leukocyte [platelet-rich plasma] is … effective in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, with superior and meaningful clinical differences in favor of [platelet-rich plasma] over [hyaluronic acid] at 6 months and 12 months,” Annemarie Tilton, BBA, said during her presentation.

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Older patients experience worse outcomes following hip arthroscopy for FAI

April 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement, patients older than 45 years of age had worse outcomes compared with younger patients…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

April 27, 2015
CMS issued its Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule on March 30 (Proposed Rule). Stage 3 is expected to be the final stage of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)…

Bacterin announces patent for new BMP-2 product

April 27, 2015
Bacterin International Holdings recently announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company U.S. Patent No. 8,992,964, entitled…
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Arthroscopy improved functional scores among dysplastic hip morphologies

April 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Although patients with mild to borderline dysplastic hip morphologies experienced improved functional scores after arthroscopy, they had inferior…
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Feature Article

Ceramic-on-Ceramic Versus Ceramic-on-Polyethylene Bearing Surfaces in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, April 2015, Volume 38 Issue 4
The choice between ceramic-on-ceramic (COC) and ceramic-on-polyethylene (COP) in primary total hip arthroplasty (THA)…
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CME
Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty

Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty: Overstepping the Cornerstones of Traditional Pain Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Orthopedic procedures are associated with varying degrees of postsurgical pain that represent a challenge for…
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VIDEO: Examining rapid recovery protocol in TKA

VIDEO: Examining rapid recovery protocol in TKA

April 21, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Erik P. Severson, MD, provides a video perspective on rapid recovery protocol following total knee…
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