Xtant Medical receives expanded patent for demineralized bone matrices

September 22, 2015
Xtant Medical announced their subsidiary, Bacterin International, has received a U.S. patent for demineralized bone matrices derived from cortical…

In the JournalsPerspective

Rate of surgical site infections higher during the summer months

September 22, 2015
Spine surgery in the summer may pose a higher risk of surgical site infections for patients, according to the results of a recently published study. …

Importance of underlying bone disease

Orthopedics Today, September 2015
In regard to your article “An 82-year-old man with right hip trauma” featured in Orthopedics Today, June 2015, by Michael R. Conti Mica

Meeting News Coverage

Condoliase may prove effective in treating lumbar disc herniations

September 4, 2015
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Condoliase, an enzyme that degrades glycosaminoglycans, was well-tolerated by patients who received it as a treatment for…

Physicians support proposed biosimilar naming convention

September 2, 2015
In agreement with the FDA’s recent draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biological products, six physician groups collectively sent a…

From OT Europe

Kuros completes financing round, adds new board members

September 1, 2015
Kuros Biosurgery AG recently announced it has completed a CHF 15M financing round. New investors LifeCare Partners and LSP Life Sciences Partners led…

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FDA issues draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biologics, biosimilars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The FDA today announced the availability of a draft guidance describing its proposal on the nonproprietary naming of biological products.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…