SeaSpine launches new interbody device

August 31, 2015
SeaSpine Holdings Corporation recently announced the launch of its Ventura NanoMetalene transforaminal intervertebral body fusion device, according…

FDA News

FDA issues draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biologics, biosimilars

August 27, 2015
The FDA today announced the availability of a draft guidance describing its proposal on the nonproprietary naming of biological products. According…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

PRP likely not superior to viscosupplementation for knee OA

August 26, 2015
Researchers of this randomized controlled trial found that compared with hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma did not provide superior clinical…

Xtant Medical announces FDA approval of DBM putty

August 25, 2015
Xtant Medical Holdings Inc. recently announced its subsidiary, Bacterin International Inc., has received FDA 510(k) clearance of OsteoSelect PLUS…

ISTO awarded NIH grant for study of biosynthetic scaffold

August 13, 2015
ISTO Technologies recently announced it has received a grant from the NIH to fund research for the application of the company’s new…

Ortho RTi acquires technology to aid in joint tissue regeneration

August 11, 2015
Ortho RTi has announced an agreement to acquire a platform technology to repair and regenerate damaged joints. The agreement, which is between Ortho…

Baker awarded grant for stem cell-based PTOA research

July 29, 2015
Beaumont Orthopedics recently announced Kevin Baker, PhD, Beaumont – Royal Oak orthopedic research laboratories director, has been awarded a…

Meeting News Coverage

Low retear rate found with absorbable biologic scaffold-reinforced rotator cuff repair

July 13, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Among patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair reinforced with an absorbable biologic scaffold for treatment of…

In the Journals

Gender should be considered in diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases

June 18, 2015
When caring for orthopedic patients, physicians must consider the role of hormones, differential anatomy, joint stability and bone quality, as well…

Bacterin releases new hammertoe offering

June 13, 2015
Bacterin International Holdings recently announced the release of ArthroFuse, an allograft offering to treat hammertoe deformities. The implant is…

Meeting News Coverage

Long-term bisphosphonate use had minimal effect on bone fusion in PLIF at 2-year follow-up

June 12, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Typical bone union rates after posterior lumbar interbody fusion may be expected in women who take bisphosphonates for longer…

Meeting News Coverage

More revision seen with hamstring tendon autograft fixation combinations using biodegradable screws

June 11, 2015
LYON, France — Using data from the Norwegian Knee Ligament Registry to compare 2-year revision rates of the most common femoral/tibial fixation…

In the JournalsPerspective

Blood loss, hospital stay do not decrease with PRP use during TKA

June 2, 2015
Patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty with the use of platelet-rich plasma did not experience less blood loss or a shorter hospital stay…

PRP and placebo treatment may be equally effective for epicondylitis pain

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June
LAS VEGAS — A cohort of patients who underwent platelet-rich plasma treatment exhibited similar reductions in lateral epicondylitis pain to…

In the Journals

Safety concerns and financial conflicts of interest decrease use of bone morphogenetic protein

May 21, 2015
An FDA Public Health Notification released in 2008 and revelations of financial payments made to surgeons involved in FDA-approved trials led to a…

Meeting News Coverage

8 important items from ICRS

May 19, 2015
Orthopedics Today features eight stories of importance to emerge from the International Cartilage Repair Society Annual Meeting.

Patients who

Meeting News Coverage

Autologous chondrocyte implantation on biphasic scaffold improved pain and function

May 11, 2015
CHICAGO — Significant medium- to long-term improvements in pain and function were demonstrated among patients who underwent autologous…

Six important orthopedics videos from April

May 8, 2015
Orthopedics Today has highlighted six important videos from April to keep your practice up-to-date on a multitude of topics in orthopedic…

The five most popular items of April

May 4, 2015
Orthopedics Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from April 2015 to keep you abreast of the current…

Meeting News Coverage

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…