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…

Industry News

Advanced Biologics relocates headquarters

September 17, 2013
Advanced Biologics has expanded and moved its company headquarters to Carlsbad, Calif. The new 15,000-square-foot facility will have additional…

Industry News

Invibio Biomaterial Solutions releases enhanced polymer for bone apposition

September 12, 2013
Invibio Biomaterial Solutions has released its PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced Polymer. The enhanced polymer integrates hydroxyapatite into PEEK-OPTIMA…

In the Journals

Study: Spinal surgery with rhBMP-2 yields 11.6% rate of major complications

September 9, 2013
A group of patients who underwent spinal surgery with a dose of recombinant human morphogenetic protein-2 greater than 40 mg had a 11.6% incidence of…

Industry News

Spineart acquires worldwide rights to bone substitute gel

September 9, 2013
Spineart announced that it has acquired a portfolio of proprietary synthetic orthobiologic solutions from Orthos Ltd, including the worldwide rights…

Feature Article

Posterolateral Corner of the Knee: Microsurgical Analysis of Anatomy and Morphometry

Orthopedics, September/October 2013, Volume 36 Issue 9
Reconstruction of the posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee is essential to restore knee joint function. Controversy exists regarding a…

In the Journals

Industry-funded studies on HA present more favorable conclusions

August 1, 2013
Industry-authored studies showed more favorable results about the efficacy of hyaluronic acid injections for patients with knee osteoarthritis…

In the Journals

Topical tranexamic acid reduces post TKA blood loss and transfusions

July 26, 2013
A meta-analysis of topical use of tranexamic acid in total knee arthroplasty revealed it significantly reduces postoperative blood loss and…

Meeting News Coverage

Hyaluronic acid improved outcomes in patients with plantar fasciopathy

July 22, 2013
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Patients with plantar fasciopathy who received injections of high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid showed improved outcome…

Meeting News Coverage

Hyaluronic acid improved outcomes in patients with plantar fasciopathy

Orthopedics Today, August 2013
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Patients with plantar fasciopathy who received injections of high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid showed improved outcome…

In the Journals

Platelet-rich plasma significantly improved tennis elbow symptoms

July 10, 2013
Leukocyte-enriched platelet-rich plasma effectively and safely treated patients with lateral epicondylar tendinopathy in a recent study. In a…

In the Journals

Stem cell-based therapy found safe and efficacious for distal tibia fractures

July 8, 2013
Researchers from Jerusalem found that a minimally invasive stem cell-based therapy decreased time to union and produced no complications in patients…

Evidence-Based Medicine

Human Growth Hormone May Be Detrimental When Used to Accelerate Recovery From Acute Tendon-Bone Interface Injuries

Orthopedics, July/August 2013, Volume 36 Issue 7
Baumgarten KM, Oliver HA, Foley J, Chen DG, Autenried P, Duan S, Heiser P. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013; 95(9):783-789. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00222. A…

Industry News

TiGenix’s chondrocyte implantation not reimbursed in France

June 28, 2013
TiGenix has received notice from the Haute Autorite de la Sante in France that its ChondroCelect will not be reimbursed in France. ChondroCelect…

Industry News

Osseon releases new bone cement delivery system

June 27, 2013
Osseon released the Osseoflex CD-H hydraulic cement delivery system. According to a company press release, the new system is designed to deliver…

In the Journals

Posterior iliac crest yields higher concentration of mesenchymal stem cells

June 26, 2013
Researchers found the posterior iliac crest is superior to the anterior iliac crest regarding concentration and yield for colony-founding…

Industry News

Abyrx receives FDA clearance for absorbable hemostatic bone putty

June 24, 2013
The FDA has cleared Abyrx’s new Absorbable Hemostatic Bone Putty for clinical use in the United Stated, expanding the company’s surgical…

Review finds reporting bias in Medtronic-sponsored rhBMP-2 studies

June 20, 2013
Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2, or rhBMP-2, is no more effective than bone graft for spine fusion and can cause potential harm to…