Cover Story

Mesenchymal stem cells yield promising results, multiple orthopaedic applications

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April
Although research on the use of stem cells in orthopaedic surgery is still in its infancy, there are promising early results in cartilage repair…

Researchers get stem cells to differentiate into NP cells with hydrogel carrier

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April
Investigators at the AO Research Institute, in Davos, Switzerland, showed that when bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells were applied to an…

Cover Story

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

Orthopedics Today, April 2013
The use of platelet-rich plasma remains controversial as treatment regimens and formula concentrations are not standardized, high-level studies…

Industry News

Wright Medical Group Inc. completes acquisition of BioMimetic Therapeutics

Orthopedics Today, April 2013
Wright Medical Group Inc. recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. According to a company release…

Industry News

OsteoMed launches bone void and gap filler

March 14, 2013
OsteoMed LLC has announced its launch of OsteoVation Qwik, which is indicated to fill bony voids and gaps of the skeletal system. Made of a…

In the Journals

Iliac crest voids filled with HA-calcium compound aids medullary repair

March 7, 2013
iliac crest bone In a prospective, randomized, single-blind…

Cover Story

Cell therapy, biomaterials and other options may enhance cartilage repair

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March
There are several articular cartilage repair techniques being used, including microfracture, autologous chondrocyte implantation and mosaicplasty…

Perspective

OTE200: Stem cell therapy

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March
In what areas do you see stem cell therapy being applied in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine in this decade? A note from the editors: The…

Perspective

Study shows short-term efficacy of single PRP injection for knee osteoarthritis

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March
One injection with 10-times the normal concentration of leukocyte-free platelet-rich plasma is as effective as two injections of platelet-rich plasma…

Perspective

Study shows short-term efficacy of single injection of PRP for knee OA

Orthopedics Today, March 2013
One injection with 10-times the normal concentration of leukocyte-free platelet-rich plasma is as effective as two injections of platelet-rich plasma…

Surgical Technique

Five surgical procedures to manage OCD lesions in the knee

Orthopedics Today, March 2013
Elizaveta Kon, MD
Osteochondritis dissecans is an idiopathic lesion of the subchondral bone characterized by osseous resorption, collapse and sequestrum with possible…

In the Journals

Anti-TNF therapy slows knee joint rheumatoid arthritis progression

February 21, 2013
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis showed improvement after anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy, but residual local symptoms suggested there is a…

Industry News

Bonesupport receives CE mark for injectable ceramic bone substitute

February 18, 2013
Bonesupport announced that Cerament|G has received CE mark for the promotion and protection of bone healing being jeopardized by infection. According…

Patients with knee OA showed improved pain and function scores after PRP treatment

February 13, 2013
Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery found improved pain and function scores for patients with knee osteoarthritis at 1-year follow-up when…

Feature Article

Effect of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 on Tendon–Bone Integration in an In Vitro Cell Culture

Orthopedics, February/March 2013, Volume 36 Issue 2
The goal of this study was to evaluate the influence of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) on tendon–bone integration in a bovine in vitro cell…

Report predicts growth in HA viscosupplementation market

January 30, 2013
A new report by Millennium Research Group forecasts “moderate” growth in the global market for hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation to…

In the Journals

Study: PRP does not halt tunnel widening after ACL reconstruction

January 30, 2013
Platelet-rich plasma did not significantly effectively prevent tunnel widening after ACL reconstruction based on results of this randomized clinical…

Researchers to conduct first clinical study using stem cell therapy for knee cartilage repair

January 25, 2013
Rush University Medical Center has launched a 2-year clinical study on the effects of a stem cell drug for the regeneration of knee cartilage and…

Industry News

SPR Therapeutics receives CE mark for peripheral nerve stimulation therapy

January 25, 2013
SPR Therapeutics announced that it has received CE mark for its Smartpatch system, a peripheral nerve stimulation therapy for the minimally invasive…

Early results show hydrogel scaffold aided knee cartilage regrowth

January 17, 2013
Fifteen patients in a pilot clinical trial achieved good results after receiving hydrogel scaffolding during microfracture surgery to treat damaged…