In the Journals

Statin use may lead to musculoskeletal conditions, injuries

June 3, 2013
Patients assigned statins for at least 90 days were more likely to develop musculoskeletal conditions, injuries and related pain compared with those…

Feature Article

Platelet-rich Plasma Promotes Healing of Osteoporotic Fractures

Orthopedics, June/July 2013, Volume 36 Issue 6
With an aging population worldwide, the frequency of osteoporotic fractures is increasing. Therefore, biological methods to enhance the internal…

Cover Story

Platelet-rich plasma promises pain relief and healing, but remains controversial

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June
The use of platelet-rich plasma remains controversial as treatment regimens and formula concentrations are not standardized, high-level studies…

Round Tables

Physicians discuss use of hyaluronic acid and platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of osteoarthritis

Orthopedics Today, June 2013
The management of osteoarthritis in the young and active population is one of the most difficult clinical problems faced by orthopedists and sports…

Emerging Technologies & Innovation

Science of Epigenetics: Lamarck was right after all

Orthopedics Today, June 2013
Hind Sawan, BS; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
Serving as a bridge between genotype and phenotype, epigenetics was first coined by Conrad Waddington as “the branch of biology which studies…

Cover Story

Tissue engineering, synthetic scaffolds and other options may enhance cartilage repair

Orthopedics Today, June 2013
Although several articular cartilage lesion repair techniques including microfracture, autologous chondrocyte implantation and mosaicplasty have…

Industry News

CHMP adopts positive opinion for Genzyme Europe MACI cartilage product

May 24, 2013
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recently issued a positive opinion that marketing authorization of matrix applied characterized…

Industry News

Parametrics Medical releases sterilized soft tissue allografts

May 22, 2013
Parametrics Medical LLC announced the release of its Coll-e-Strong line of soft tissue allografts. Utilizing Electron Beam sterilization to…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Significantly lower infection rates, hospital stays found with BMP use for fusion

May 21, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Use of bone morphogenic proteins in anterior and posterior lumbar fusion procedures was significantly associated with…

Meeting News CoveragePerspectivePublication Exclusive

Significantly lower infection rates, hospital stays found with BMP use for fusion

Orthopedics Today, June 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Use of bone morphogenic proteins in anterior and posterior lumbar fusion procedures was significantly associated with…

In the Journals

Mesenchymal stem cells aid healing in older patients in treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus

May 17, 2013
Mesenchymal stem cells in combination with arthroscopic bone marrow stimulation in older patients have produced encouraging results for the treatment…

Meeting News CoveragePerspectivePublication Exclusive

Researchers describe lack of homogeneity in PRP tendon studies

Orthopedics Today, June 2013
TORONTO — There is a need for increased consistency in how researchers report the results of tendon healing with platelet-rich plasma studies…

Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Researchers describe lack of homogeneity in PRP tendon studies

May 14, 2013
TORONTO — There is a need for increased consistency in how researchers report the results of tendon healing with platelet-rich plasma studies…

Meeting News Coverage

Low revision rates, increased control of surgical factors reported with robotics to perform UKR

Orthopedics Today, June 2013
TORONTO — Orthopaedic surgeons today can choose from an array of metal and biological options for patients with early osteoarthritis or bipolar…

Meeting News Coverage

Low revision rates, increased control of surgical factors reported with robotics to perform UKR

May 13, 2013
TORONTO — Orthopaedic surgeons today can choose from an array of metal and biological options for patients with early osteoarthritis or bipolar…

In the Journals

Study: PRP significantly improves midterm outcomes for jumper’s knee

May 2, 2013
Platelet-rich plasma was more effective than extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of athletes with jumper’s knee, according to…

Study: BMP does not significantly affect nonunion rates in spinal fusion

April 30, 2013
Bone morphogenic protein did not statistically significantly reduce the rate of nonunion in spinal fusions, according to recently presented research…

Meeting News Coverage

Promising early results seen with biologic arthroplasty technique for knee lesions

April 29, 2013
SAN ANTONIO — Researchers discovered improved outcome scores at 3 years for patients with cartilage lesions of the knee who underwent mini…

Meeting News Coverage

Promising early results seen with biologic arthroplasty technique for knee lesions

Orthopedics Today, May 2013
SAN ANTONIO — Researchers discovered improved outcome scores at 3 years for patients with cartilage lesions of the knee who underwent mini…

In the Journals

Tanezumab reduced pain, increased function in patients with hip OA

April 9, 2013
Researchers found tanezumab was effective in treating patients with hip osteoarthritis compared to placebo, although they observed higher adverse…