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…

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…

BioStructures announces FDA approval for bone graft solution

April 21, 2015
BioStructures recently announced they have received FDA clearance for their new Silhouette MCS Bone Graft. Indicated for better biologic…

Meeting News Coverage

Eight important items from AAOS

April 16, 2015
Orthopedics Today features eight stories and videos of importance to emerge from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual…

Meeting News Coverage

Use of rhBMP for minimally invasive TLIF offers highest fusion rates

April 16, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The rates of fusion following a minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion are directly affected by the choice of…

Study: Healing outcomes after rotator cuff repair significantly improve with MSC therapy

April 6, 2015
LAS VEGAS — Use of bone marrow concentrate containing mesenchymal stem cells as an adjunct therapy showed significant improvement in healing…

Current tissue engineering strategies in orthopaedics show promise

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April
Pinar Yilgor Huri, PhD
Editor’s note: In this article from the FORTE organization, Pinar Yilgor Huri, PhD, discusses the future of tissue engineering in orthopaedic

Meeting News Coverage

Autologous conditioned plasma, placebo likely equally effective in relieving pain of epicondylitis

March 26, 2015
LAS VEGAS — A cohort of patients that underwent autologous conditioned plasma treatment exhibited similar reductions in epicondylitis pain to…

In the Journals

Fibrin glue an effective scaffold for mesenchymal stem cell implantation in osteoarthritic knees

March 9, 2015
Study findings showed fibrin glue to be an effective scaffold for mesenchymal stem cell implantation when treating patients with osteoarthritic…

In the Journals

i-FACTOR bone graft material demonstrates equal or greater efficacy vs. autograft for PLIF

March 3, 2015
In a 2-year study examining the use of i-FACTOR bone graft material in posterior lumbar interbody fusion, researchers found the alternative material…

Researchers discover beneficial immune response after spinal injury

February 23, 2015
Researchers have identified a previously unknown beneficial immune response that occurs after injury to the central nervous system, according to a…

In the Journals

Corticocancellous graft may offer advantages over iliac crest for large segmental bone defects

February 11, 2015
Nonvascularized structural corticocancellous bone grafting performed with bone from the olecranon showed some advantages over bone from the iliac…

The five most popular items of January

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

Study launched to test stem cell-extracting device

February 3, 2015
A proof-of-concept clinical trial was launched by surgeons at UC Davis to test the safety and efficacy of a device that can concentrate and extract…

Bone Therapeutics to expand into cell-matrix offerings

February 1, 2015
Bone Therapeutics recently announced it will undertake efforts to expand its offerings to include osteoblastic cell-matrix products.

Case Report

Transplantation of a Tibial Osteochondral Allograft to Restore a Large Glenoid Osteochondral Defect

Orthopedics, February/March 2015, Volume 38 Issue 2
Osteochondral disease of the glenoid is a well-known cause of shoulder pain and disability in young and active patients. The etiology can be…

Integra LifeSciences acquires multiple product lines from Metasurg

January 31, 2015
Integra LifeSciences recently announced the acquisition of biologics and foot and ankle product offerings from Metasurg. The transactions, which…

Meeting News Coverage

Eight important items from OT Hawaii 2015

January 30, 2015
Orthopedics Today features eight stories and videos of importance to emerge from the Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015 meeting.

In the JournalsPerspective

Initial PRP application likely more effective in healing than subsequent applications

January 29, 2015
Subsequent applications of platelet-rich plasma have been shown to be less effective than the initial application on the proliferation of human…

Cerapedics receives CE mark and TGA listing for new bone graft

January 28, 2015
Cerapedics recently announced it has received CE mark in Europe and Therapeutic Goods Administration listing in Australia for its new i-FACTOR Flex…