Meeting News

No link between TNF inhibitors, increased risk for cancer in PsA

June 14, 2019
Registry data from four European countries found no association between treatment with TNF inhibitors for psoriatic arthritis and an overall increase…

Commentary

Be committed to stem cell therapy

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
The promise of stem cell therapy is attractive. Through relatively simple and minimally invasive methods, physicians can harvest pluripotent cells…

Meeting News

Ixekizumab bests adalimumab in PsA in head-to-head comparison

June 13, 2019
Ixekizumab was associated with superior efficacy outcomes compared to adalimumab in a cohort of DMARD-naive patients with active psoriatic arthritis…

Feature Article

Despite the Safety of Preoperative Cefazolin for Patients With Non-anaphylactic Penicillin Allergy, 20% of Practitioners Avoid Its Use

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, June 13, 2019
Cefazolin is commonly used for surgical site infection prophylaxis due to its low cost and effective coverage. However, it is controversial to use…

In the JournalsPerspective

No impact on safety, efficacy in etanercept-to-biosimilar switch in RA

June 12, 2019
Patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis who switch from etanercept to the biosimilar etanercept-szzs experienced no impacts on drug…

From OT Europe

RESTORE: A project on smart matrices for knee cartilage repair

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June 2019
A research project in cartilage regeneration was recently financed by the European Commission with 5.5 million euros. Named RESTORE…

Feature Article

Mechanisms of Suture Integration in Living Tissue: Biomechanical and Histological In Vivo Analysis in Sheep

Orthopedics, May/June 2019, Volume 42 Issue 3
The potential of nonabsorbable suture material to augment tissue strength in the long-term is by far not exploited by most of the currently used…

Meeting News

Medicare spending on DMARDs 'increased dramatically' over 4 years

May 1, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. — The amount of Medicare spending for conventional DMARDs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis ballooned from $98 million in 2012 to…

Trending in Orthopedics

The Role of Orthobiologics in the Management of Osteoarthritis and Focal Cartilage Defects

Orthopedics, March/April 2019, Volume 42 Issue 2
Individuals with osteoarthritis have a diminished quality of life, and the condition is a major cause of disability. Newer biologic treatments have…

Point/Counter

What ACL graft is best for older active patients who are uncomfortable with receiving allograft tissue?

Orthopedics Today, March 2019
There is no question in my mind that the ideal ACL graft for an active older patient who is uncomfortable with an allograft is a quadrupled…

Cover Story

One approach does not fit all in ACL reconstruction

Orthopedics Today, March 2019
The ACL is reportedly one of the most commonly injured knee ligaments among professional- and recreational-level athletes, with a high risk for…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter discusses ways biologics may be incorporated into sports medicine

March 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Brian J. Cole, MD, spoke about the use of orthopedic biologics in

In the Journals

DMARD introduction coincides with decrease in upper limb joint replacement in RA

February 28, 2019
The incidence rate of upper limb joint replacements among patients with rheumatoid arthritis decreased from 2002 onward, coinciding with the…

From OT Europe

Sirakoss receives CE mark clearance for synthetic bone graft substitute

February 6, 2019
Sirakoss Ltd announced it received CE mark clearance for Osteo³, a nanosynthetic bone graft substitute intended to improve patient healing and…

Review Article

Accelerated Growth of Cellular Therapy Trials in Musculoskeletal Disorders: An Analysis of the NIH Clinical Trials Data Bank

Orthopedics, March/April 2019, Volume 42 Issue 2
The purpose of this study was to (1) determine the growth rate and the trends of musculoskeletal cellular therapy trials in the National Institutes…

AAHKS releases position statement on the use of biologics to treat advanced OA

January 29, 2019
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons released a position statement that it does not recommend to routine clinical use of biologics…

Bioventus launches biphasic bone graft

January 19, 2019
Bioventus has announced the launch of Osteomatrix+, a new biphasic bone graft for use in bone remodeling in many orthopedic and spine applications…

OSSIO announces FDA 510(k) clearance for bio-integrative orthopedic implant system

January 17, 2019
OSSIO announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the OSSIOfiber bone pin family. According to a company press release, the technology features…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter discusses role of PRP in treatment of knee injuries

January 14, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, John M. Tokish, MD, discussed the role platelet-rich plasma (PRP) plays in the

Feature Article

Mechanical Augmentation With Absorbable Alginate Sheet Enhances Healing of the Rotator Cuff

Orthopedics, January/February 2019, Volume 42 Issue 1
For anatomical restoration of a repaired rotator cuff, mechanical augmentation of the repaired structure is essential. Using histological and…