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Early results indicate safety and efficacy of lateral collagen meniscus implant

September 4, 2015

Investigators found significant improvements in all clinical scores from preoperative values to 2-year follow-up in patients who received a lateral Collagen Meniscus Implant for the treatment of irreparable lateral meniscus tears or partial lateral meniscal defects and linked high BMI, chronic injuries and concomitant surgery with worse results; however, investigators noted results gradually improved during the follow-up.

Researchers prospectively evaluated 43 patients after they underwent treatment of partial lateral meniscal defects using the Collagen Meniscus Implant.  For 6 months, all patients received the same rehabilitation treatment until they returned to tolerable activity levels. They were followed up at 6 months, 12 months and 24 months after the procedure. During the follow-ups, researchers evaluated patients using Lysholm, Tegner Activity Scale and VAS scores as well as a functional and satisfaction questionnaire. Researchers also recorded any serious adverse events and reoperations.

In the Journals

Findings support efficacy of ACL Injury Risk Estimation Quiz

September 4, 2015
The ACL Injury Risk Estimation Quiz is an efficient approach for evaluating individual differences for estimating ACL injury risk factors, according to study results…

New ACA rule aims to protect patients from sex, disability discrimination

September 4, 2015
The HHS has announced a proposed rule to modify discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would help provide equal access to health care and coverage…
BLOG: Identify anatomical abnormalities of anterior knee pain to simplify surgical decision-making Blog

BLOG: Identify anatomical abnormalities of anterior knee pain to simplify surgical decision-making

September 4, 2015
Anterior knee pain remains a challenging condition for patients as well as orthopedic surgeons. Nonoperative treatment remains the mainstay of treatment and positive…
Meeting News Coverage

Charité III lumbar disc replacement found safe, effective long-term

September 4, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — When the indications are strictly followed, the Charité III disc replacement procedure can provide satisfactory clinical and…
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Ultrasound for Infants at Risk for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Orthopedics, August 2015, Volume 38 Issue 8
The best screening method for developmental dysplasia of the hip is controversial. Ultrasonography is sensitive, but…
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CME
Hip Resurfacing Implants: August 2015

Hip Resurfacing Implants: August 2015

Hip resurfacing offers a suitable solution for young patients affected by hip disease who have high function demands…
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VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

VIDEO: Better function, less complications observed after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair vs open techniques

August 19, 2015
LONG BEACH, Calif. — At the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Andrew R. Hsu, MD
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