Feature Article

Allograft Cortical Strut for Reconstruction of Space-occupying Bone Lesions

Orthopedics, January/February 2014, Volume 37 Issue 1
Space-occupying bone lesions present orthopedic surgeons with clinical and operative challenges. Multiple reconstructive procedures have proven…

Study: Allogenic morphogenetic protein shows better fusion than rhBMP-2

December 30, 2013
Patients who undergo lumbar fusion procedures with an allogenic morphogenetic protein have higher fusion rates in comparison to patients who undergo…

Hydrogel loaded with antibiotics or antibiofilm agents provides bacterial protection

December 19, 2013
Periprosthetic joint infections pose a constant challenge to orthopaedic surgeons, many of whom are interested in new research into ways to reduce…

Industry News

Discgenics includes cryopreservation media into cell therapy product

December 19, 2013
BioLife Solutions Inc. announced that Discgenics Inc. has incorporated its CryoStor clinical grade cryopreservation freeze media in the development…

In the Journals

Malignancy incidence greater among spondylarthritis patients treated with anti-TNF drugs

December 17, 2013
Patients with spondylarthritis who were treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor tended to have greater incidence of malignancy when compared with the…

Researchers identify evidence-based uses of platelet-rich plasma in orthopedic surgery

December 10, 2013
Researchers of a study which outlined the evidence-based uses of platelet-rich plasma found that the therapy is efficacious in the treatment of…

CME Review Article

Current State and Use of Biological Adhesives in Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedics, December/January 2013, Volume 36 Issue 12
Click here to read a Letter to the Editor about this article. Educational Objectives As a result of reading this article, physicians should be able…

Feature Article

Efficacy of Ultrasound-guided Intra-articular Injections of Platelet-rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid for Hip Osteoarthritis

Orthopedics, December/January 2013, Volume 36 Issue 12
Intra-articular injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) represent efficacious medical treatments for osteoarthritis (OA)…

Industry News

FDA to provide independent review for Wright Medical, FzioMed products

November 22, 2013
The FDA elected to provide independent review on Wright Medical’s Augment Bone Graft and FzioMed’s Oxiplex Gel, both of which received…

Industry News

Bacterin receives patent for method to produce demineralized bone matrix

November 18, 2013
Bacterin International Holdings Inc. has announced that the company has received patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a method to…

Industry News

Bacterin announces partnership with DMP Spine Biologics

November 16, 2013
Bacterin International Holdings Inc. has entered a partnership with DMP Spine Biologics with intent to distribute Bacterin’s biologics products…

Meeting News Coverage

Researchers seek to understand why human vertebral discs 'struggle' in microgravity, work to change disc profile after space flight

November 8, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — T2 mapping and other investigations that researchers at the University of California San Francisco performed show that, among…

Case Report

Bilateral Quadriceps Rupture: Results With and Without Platelet-rich Plasma

Orthopedics, November/December 2013, Volume 36 Issue 11
This article presents a 46-year-old man with bilateral atraumatic quadriceps rupture that occurred while he was descending stairs. The patient…

CME Review Article

Tissue Engineering Stratified Scaffolds for Articular Cartilage and Subchondral Bone Defects Repair

Orthopedics, November/December 2013, Volume 36 Issue 11
Educational Objectives As a result of reading this article, physicians should be able to: 1. Analyze the latest innovations in biomaterial scaffolds…

Cover Story

Promising cell therapy applications pose more questions than answers

Orthopedics Today, November 2013
With few — but encouraging — human clinical studies, researchers remain cautiously optimistic about the use of cell therapy in…

Meeting News Coverage

Study: Decreased need for joint surgery in RA patients may be related to increased use of biologics

October 31, 2013
Researchers from Malmö University in Sweden found that a decrease in the need for joint surgery among patients with rheumatoid arthritis seen at…

Combination of subchondral drilling with HA, stem cells grew better quality cartilage

Orthopedics Today, October 2013
Arthroscopic subchondral drilling followed by intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid and peripheral blood stem cells resulted in a higher…

Surgical Technique

Fresh osteochondral allograft for shoulder resurfacing relieves pain

Orthopedics Today, October 2013
Jonathan J. Streit, MD; Reuben Gobezie, MD; Yousef Shishani, MD
Total shoulder arthroplasty is a reliable treatment for glenohumeral arthritis in older patients, but the treatment of large, bipolar chondral…

In the Journals

Researchers recommend against routine bovine thrombin use to reduce blood loss in TKA

September 24, 2013
Bovine thrombin slightly reduced blood loss after total knee arthroplasty in this randomized clinical trial, but researchers noted it was not cost…

Meta-analysis: FDA-approved intra-articular HA injections effective for knee OA

September 17, 2013
Researchers of a recently published meta-analysis have concluded that intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid for the treatment of knee…