Case Report

Wear of a Composite Ceramic Head Caused by Liner Fracture

Orthopedics, July/August 2014, Volume 37 Issue 7
Third-generation composite ceramics (eg, Delta; DePuy Orthopaedics, Warsaw, Indiana; Ceramtec, Plochingen, Germany) have greatly improved material…

PRP no more effective than exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy

June 30, 2014
Platelet-rich plasma injection did not improve pain and shoulder function in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy any more than placebo, according…

In the Journals

Use of allograft struts may increase infection rates, time to union

June 12, 2014
During operative treatment of Vancouver B1 fractures, recent study results showed allograft struts should be used cautiously due to increased…

The top six items to read about platelet-rich plasma

June 2, 2014
Orthopedics Today has selected the six most important stories of the year to keep your practice up-to-date regarding platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Hypoxia affects human mesenchymal stem cell secretome independent of nutrients

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June
A study designed to characterize the secretome of human mesenchymal stem cells in ischemic, hypoxic or normoxic conditions showed the cells release…

Feature Article

No Advantage to rhBMP-2 in Addition to Autogenous Graft for Fracture Nonunion

Orthopedics, June/July 2014, Volume 37 Issue 6
Bone morphogenetic proteins are a necessary component of the fracture healing cascade. Few studies have delineated the efficacy of iliac crest bone…

Clay particles could help stimulate stem cell repair of damaged bone tissue

May 27, 2014
University of Southampton researchers have provided insight on the ability of clay particles to bind biological molecules and stimulate the stem cell…

In the Journals

Graft size linked to antibody development after osteochondral allograft of knee

May 22, 2014
A significant relationship exists between graft size and antibody development after fresh osteochondral allograft transplants in the knee, according…

Meeting News Coverage

No improvement in rotator cuff tendon healing seen after injection of autologous conditioned plasma

May 15, 2014
AMSTERDAM — Although a few studies in the literature show promising results with injection of autologous conditioned plasma or platelet rich…

Speaker: Orthobiologics hold great promise for the care of hip fractures

Orthopedics Today, May 2014
WAILEA, Hawaii — Orthobiologics offer a faster track in hip fracture healing and show great promise for the future, according to a presenter…


Study: Collagen/thrombin hemostasis gel is not warranted for routine THA

Orthopedics Today, May 2014
NEW ORLEANS — Investigators of a level 1 study from the Cleveland Clinic discovered no statistical difference in transfusion events or units…

Promising 9-year results seen with MACT for articular cartilage knee defects

Orthopaedics Today Europe, May
NEW ORLEANS — Investigators found good long-term outcomes in patients with full thickness articular cartilage defects of the knee who underwent…

Case Report

Fibrosarcoma Development 15 Years After Curettage and Bone Grafting of Giant Cell Tumor of Bone

Orthopedics, May/June 2014, Volume 37 Issue 5
Malignant transformation of conventional giant cell tumor of bone is rare and usually occurs with irradiation. This article describes a case of…

Feature Article

Bupivacaine for Pain Reduction After Iliac Crest Bone Graft Harvest

Orthopedics, May/June 2014, Volume 37 Issue 5
Iliac crest bone graft remains the gold standard in achieving spinal arthrodesis, but chronic pain from graft harvest occurs in up to 39% of…

Case Report

Chondroblastoma With Secondary Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Capitate

Orthopedics, May/June 2014, Volume 37 Issue 5
Chondroblastoma is a benign tumor that typically arises in the epiphysis of a long bone. There have been only 2 reported cases of chondroblastoma…

Study: New type of stretching-based muscle memory found

April 23, 2014
A new type of mechanical memory that increases inherent muscle elasticity based on a muscle’s history of stretching has recently…

Industry News

Aperion Biologics receives CE mark for ACL reconstruction device

April 23, 2014
Aperion Biologics Inc. announced that the company has received a CE mark from the European Union and other accepting territories for its Z-Lig ACLR…

Industry News

Cerapedics closes on $9 million venture debt loan from GE Capital

April 16, 2014
Cerapedics, an orthobiologics company, announced the closing of a $9 million venture debt loan from GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services, which…

Industry News

Orthofix announces new chairman of the board

April 12, 2014
Orthofix International N.V. recently announced the appointment of Ronald A. Matricaria as a director and chairman of the board. Matricaria joins…

Industry News

Aperion Biologics appoints new members to its board of directors

April 11, 2014
Aperion Biologics Inc. recently announced France Dixon Helfer and Mike Ward were appointed to the company’s board of directors. Helfer…