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…

In the Journals

Mesenchymal stem cell injection may improve outcomes in patients with knee OA

December 1, 2018
Patients with varus knee osteoarthritis who received a mesenchymal stem cell injection when undergoing high tibial osteotomy experienced improved…

Case Report

Bilateral Hypoplasia of Both Medial and Lateral Menisci Partially Fused With the Cartilage Surface of the Tibial Plateau

Orthopedics, November/December 2018, Volume 41 Issue 6
Hypoplastic meniscus is an extremely rare abnormality. The authors present the first case of meniscal hypoplasia with a partial fusion of meniscus…

Feature Article

Outcomes of Prophylactic Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, November/December 2018, Volume 41 Issue 6
Negative pressure wound therapy is becoming more commonly used to prevent wound complications in joint arthroplasty, although few studies have…

Review Article

The Evidence Behind Peroxide in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics, November/December 2018, Volume 41 Issue 6
Peroxide is a strong oxidizing agent and disinfectant frequently used in orthopedic surgery. The authors conducted a systematic literature review of…

Feature Article

Pregabalin and Dexmedetomidine Combined for Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty or Total Hip Arthroplasty Performed Under Spinal Anesthesia

Orthopedics, November/December 2018, Volume 41 Issue 6
Pregabalin and dexmedetomidine have been introduced to manage postoperative pain. This study evaluated the effect of the 2 drugs combined on pain in…

Review Article

Potential Usefulness of Losartan as an Antifibrotic Agent and Adjunct to Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy to Improve Muscle Healing and Cartilage Repair and Prevent Adhesion Formation

Orthopedics, September/October 2018, Volume 41 Issue 5
Postoperative tissue fibrosis represents a major complication in orthopedics. Transforming growth factor beta 1 is a key molecule in the development…

Cell therapy for knee cartilage damage did not meet primary endpoint in phase 3 trial

September 26, 2018
Histogenics Corporation announced in a press release that the phase 3 clinical trial of its restorative cell therapy NeoCart did not meet its primary…

Surgical Technique

Cartilage lesions can be treated with HA-based scaffold with BMAC

Orthopedics Today, September 2018
Alberto Gobbi, MD; Graeme P. Whyte, MD, MSc, FRCSC; Katarzyna Herman, MD; Bogusaw Sadlik, MD, PhD
Cartilage defects in the knee are frequently encountered during arthroscopic procedures; however, there are limited treatment options that can be…

Baxter receives FDA clearance for bone graft substitute

September 9, 2018
Baxter International Inc. announced FDA clearance for its Actifuse Flow bone graft substitute, which is intended for use in orthopedic surgical…


VIDEO: Durable cartilage repair possible at 1 year with HA-based scaffold

August 28, 2018
Shown is the one-step, dry arthroscopic surgical technique to implant the hyaluronic acid-based scaffold Hyalofast scaffold (Anika Therapeutics) in…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Patients on biologics for rheumatoid arthritis had higher rates of Staphylococcus aureus

August 3, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — At the Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Open Scientific Meeting, Andy O. Miller, MD, infectious disease specialist at…

Case Report

Hypertrophy Associated With Vascular Malformations: Analysis of Growth and Results of Epiphysiodesis

Orthopedics, July/August 2018, Volume 41 Issue 4
Limb-length inequality is a clinical problem in children with hypertrophy associated with vascular malformations. The purpose of this study was to…

Feature Article

Relationship Between Foraminal Area and Degenerative Changes in the Lower Cervical Spine With Implications for C5 Nerve Root Palsy

Orthopedics, July/August 2018, Volume 41 Issue 4
Preoperative foraminal stenosis at C4/5 is a predisposing risk factor for C5 nerve root palsy in elderly patients. However, the area of the C4/5…

Cover Story

Distinguishing ‘Stem Cell Hype’ From Hope in Knee Osteoarthritis

Healio Rheumatology, July 2018
In early May, the FDA filed two federal complaints seeking to permanently ban two stem cell clinics from marketing stem cell products without…

Global cartilage patient registry’s strength at 1-year due to data, PROMs it contains

Orthopedics Today, July 2018
The International Cartilage Repair Society global, web-based patient registry provides an international data pool for knee articular cartilage…

Lipogems receives FDA clearance for adipose tissue transplant system for orthopedic, arthroscopic procedures

July 6, 2018
Lipogems announced it received FDA clearance for its Micro-fragmented Adipose Tissue Transplant system which uses the body’s own fat tissue. …