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…

Feature Article

Free Vascularized Fibular Grafting for Patients Receiving Postoperative Corticosteroids

Orthopedics, April/May 2014, Volume 37 Issue 4
Free vascularized fibular grafting (FVFG) is an effective method to treat corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Some…

In the Journals

Short-term benefits achieved with platelet-rich plasma and dry needling for patellar tendinopathy

March 24, 2014
Patients with patellar tendinopathy who undergo ultrasound-guided leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma injections with dry needling and standardized…

Platelet-rich plasma more effective for treatment of chronic hip bursitis than cortisone, study finds

March 20, 2014
Platelet-rich plasma showed clinical superiority over cortisone for patients who received treatment for chronic hip bursitis, according to data…

Stem cell transplants may help treat degenerative disc disease

March 18, 2014
Stem cell transplants was found to be viable and effective for halting or reversing degenerative disc disease in the spine, based on research…

Researchers find high failure rate with biologic glenoid resurfacing

March 3, 2014
The results of a recently published study indicate that biological glenoid resurfacing can result in clinical failure in over half of all…

Infection Watch

Biofilm: The challenge that presents opportunities

Orthopedics Today, March 2014
Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
It may not come as a surprise to learn that treatment of biofilm-related infections consume a massive part of the health care resources worldwide. In…

Feature Article

Biologic Augmentation of Foot and Ankle Arthrodeses With an Allogeneic Cancellous Sponge

Orthopedics, March/April 2014, Volume 37 Issue 3
This case series was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of using an allogeneic cancellous bone sponge for augmentation of foot and ankle…

Letters

Current State and Use of Biological Adhesives in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics, March/April 2014, Volume 37 Issue 3
Click here to read a link to the article.   The author has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. To the Editor: I commend the authors…

Industry News

BioStructures received 510(k) clearance for bioactive bone graft putty

February 23, 2014
The FDA issued 510(k) clearance to BioStructures LLC for its Signafuse bioactive one graft putty, which is indicated for the posterolateral spine…

In the Journals

G-CSF used for acute SCI found beneficial for neurological recovery

February 10, 2014
Among patients with acute spinal cord injury, administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor had beneficial effects on neurological…

Industry News

Liventa, Cryoport enter agreement for delivery of cell-based biologic tissue

February 9, 2014
Liventa Bioscience and Cryoport Inc. announced a major strategic alliance aimed at serving the many points of orthopedic care delivery with…

Industry News

DePuy Synthes enters representative agreement with LifeNet Health

February 4, 2014
DePuy Synthes and DePuy Synthes Biomaterials, divisions of DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., have entered into an exclusive worldwide representative agreement…

Feature ArticleSupplemental Data

Anterior Decompression and Fusion Versus Posterior Laminoplasty for Multilevel Cervical Compressive Myelopathy

Orthopedics, February/March 2014, Volume 37 Issue 2
The optimal surgical strategy for anterior or posterior approaches remains controversial for multilevel cervical compressive myelopathy caused by…

In the Journals

Stem cell knee injection shown to regenerate meniscus, reduce pain

January 24, 2014
Results of a randomized, double-blind controlled study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery supported the use of human mesenchymal stem cell for…

Meeting News Coverage

Orthobiologics have great promise for treatment of hip fractures

January 22, 2014
WAILEA, Hawaii — Orthobiologics offer a faster track in hip fracture healing and show great promise for the future, according to a presenter…

In the Journals

Use of L-PRF in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair leads to higher vascularization

January 15, 2014
Placing leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin between the tendon and the bone during arthroscopic rotator cuff repair was linked to a higher…

Industry News

ISTO Technologies appoints new CEO, board of director member

January 11, 2014
ISTO Technologies Inc. has named George W. Dunbar, Jr. as president and chief executive officer and the company appointed James McGorry to its board…