The five most popular items of December

January 5, 2015
Orthopedics Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from December 2014 to keep you abreast of the…

In the Journals

Use of PRP did not result in better clinical outcomes in rotator cuff repair

January 5, 2015
Patients who underwent rotator cuff repair using platelet-rich plasma prepared by apheresis and applied in the liquid state with thrombin did not…

Case Report

Thumb Proximal Phalanx Reconstruction With Nonvascularized Corticocancellous Olecranon Bone Graft

Orthopedics, January/February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
Large segmental bone defects of the phalanges reportedly have been treated with free vascularized grafts from the hand, foot, or knee, or with…

DePuy Synthes introduces new cellular allograft for spine fusion

December 31, 2014
DePuy Synthes, in collaboration with LifeNet Health, recently announced the introduction of ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix, a differentiated cellular…

In the Journals

Study results show HTO in conjunction with MSC improved cartilage healing

December 18, 2014
Compared with high tibial osteotomy with platelet-rich plasma injection only, patients who underwent high tibial osteotomy in conjunction with…

Stem cells in sports medicine likely require further research

December 17, 2014
Stem cells have demonstrated promise across all facets of medicine, including sports medicine, where early results have exhibited the potential for…

Synergy Biomedical announces receipt of core patent for bioactive bone grafts

December 11, 2014
Synergy Biomedical recently announced it was issued a core patent that broadly covers the use of its Biosphere particles in a variety of bone healing…

Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

More research needed to fully harness power of stem cells in sports medicine

Orthopedics Today, December 2014
Stem cells have demonstrated promise across all facets of medicine, including sports medicine, where early results have exhibited the potential for…

In the Journals

PRP injection may aid in rehabilitation of hamstring injury

December 2, 2014
Recently published data indicated a program of rehabilitation and platelet-rich plasma therapy may be more beneficial in patients with an acute…

Feature Article

BMP-7 Versus BMP-2 for the Treatment of Long Bone Nonunion

Orthopedics, December/January 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
The authors compared the results of treating nonunion with either bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-7 or BMP-2. Between 2001 and 2009, 214 limb…

Feature Article

Human Dermal Allograft for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

Orthopedics, December/January 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
Previously published studies reported variable results using various suture techniques and reconstruction options for massive rotator cuff tears…

Bacterin releases new demineralized allograft

November 28, 2014
Bacterin International Holdings recently announced the launch of a new demineralized allograft, 3Demin Cortical Fibers. 3Demin Cortical Fibers are…

Wright subsidiary receives FDA approval letter for bone graft offering

November 25, 2014
Wright Medical Group recently announced its subsidiary, BioMimetic, received an approvable letter in its premarket approval application from the FDA…

Globus Medical acquires Transplant Technologies of Texas

November 23, 2014
Globus Medical announced recently that it has acquired Transplant Technologies of Texas. Under the acquisition, Globus plans to maintain Transplant…

Bacterin releases new products for spinal procedures

November 21, 2014
Bacterin International Holdings recently announced the launch of two new demineralized bone matrix constructs for spinal procedures. The products…

The five most popular items of October

November 2, 2014
Orthopedics Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from October 2014 to keep you abreast of the…

Aesculap announces first human implantation of Novocart 3-D

November 1, 2014
Aesculap Biologics recently announced that the first clinical study patient was implanted with the company’s Novocart 3-D product.

Round TablesPublication Exclusive

Practical application of biologics: Part 2

Orthopedics Today, November 2014
In the first part of this Orthopedics TodayRound Table on the use of biologic augmentation in soft tissue healing, our panel discussed the current…

Orthopedics Today Grand RoundsPublication Exclusive

A 68-year-old woman with right shoulder pain

Orthopedics Today, November 2014
Bradley Schoch, MD; John W. Sperling, MD, MBA
An active 68-year-old right-handed woman with inflammatory arthritis, presented to clinic with right shoulder pain. She denied any antecedent trauma…

Case Report

The Masquelet Procedure Gone Awry

Orthopedics, November/December 2014, Volume 37 Issue 11
The Masquelet technique was first performed in 1986. It is a 2-stage procedure for healing of substantial bone defects, with or without the presence…