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…

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…