Cell therapy for knee cartilage damage did not meet primary endpoint in phase 3 trial

September 26, 2018
Histogenics Corporation announced in a press release that the phase 3 clinical trial of its restorative cell therapy NeoCart did not meet its primary…

Surgical Technique

Cartilage lesions can be treated with HA-based scaffold with BMAC

Orthopedics Today, September 2018
Alberto Gobbi, MD; Graeme P. Whyte, MD, MSc, FRCSC; Katarzyna Herman, MD; Bogusaw Sadlik, MD, PhD
Cartilage defects in the knee are frequently encountered during arthroscopic procedures; however, there are limited treatment options that can be…

Baxter receives FDA clearance for bone graft substitute

September 9, 2018
Baxter International Inc. announced FDA clearance for its Actifuse Flow bone graft substitute, which is intended for use in orthopedic surgical…


VIDEO: Durable cartilage repair possible at 1 year with HA-based scaffold

August 28, 2018
Shown is the one-step, dry arthroscopic surgical technique to implant the hyaluronic acid-based scaffold Hyalofast scaffold (Anika Therapeutics) in…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Patients on biologics for rheumatoid arthritis had higher rates of Staphylococcus aureus

August 3, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — At the Musculoskeletal Infection Society Annual Open Scientific Meeting, Andy O. Miller, MD, infectious disease specialist at…

Case Report

Hypertrophy Associated With Vascular Malformations: Analysis of Growth and Results of Epiphysiodesis

Orthopedics, July/August 2018, Volume 41 Issue 4
Limb-length inequality is a clinical problem in children with hypertrophy associated with vascular malformations. The purpose of this study was to…

Feature Article

Relationship Between Foraminal Area and Degenerative Changes in the Lower Cervical Spine With Implications for C5 Nerve Root Palsy

Orthopedics, July/August 2018, Volume 41 Issue 4
Preoperative foraminal stenosis at C4/5 is a predisposing risk factor for C5 nerve root palsy in elderly patients. However, the area of the C4/5…

Cover Story

Distinguishing ‘Stem Cell Hype’ From Hope in Knee Osteoarthritis

Healio Rheumatology, July 2018
In early May, the FDA filed two federal complaints seeking to permanently ban two stem cell clinics from marketing stem cell products without…

Global cartilage patient registry’s strength at 1-year due to data, PROMs it contains

Orthopedics Today, July 2018
The International Cartilage Repair Society global, web-based patient registry provides an international data pool for knee articular cartilage…

Lipogems receives FDA clearance for adipose tissue transplant system for orthopedic, arthroscopic procedures

July 6, 2018
Lipogems announced it received FDA clearance for its Micro-fragmented Adipose Tissue Transplant system which uses the body’s own fat tissue. …

Meeting NewsPerspective

Study: Bio-inductive collagen scaffold patch improves healing rates of large, massive rotator cuff repairs

July 6, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Use of a bio-inductive collagen scaffold patch may improve healing rates of large and massive rotator cuff repairs as new tendon…

Meeting NewsFrom OT Europe

Arthroscopic assistance of core decompressions improved hip AVN staging

June 2, 2018
BARCELONA, Spain — Patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head were satisfied after treatment that included arthroscopy to stage the…

Feature Article

Relationship of Blood Metal Ion Levels and Leukocyte Profiles in Patients With Articular Surface Replacement Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement

Orthopedics, May/June 2018, Volume 41 Issue 3
The purpose of this study was to compare blood leukocyte profiles and metal ion concentrations between hip resurfacing arthroplasty (articular…

Feature Article

Effect of Bisphosphonate Pretreatment on Fresh Osteochondral Allografts: Analysis of In Vitro Graft Structure and In Vivo Osseous Incorporation

Orthopedics, May/June 2018, Volume 41 Issue 3
Fresh allograft transplantation of osteochondral defects restores functional articular cartilage and subchondral bone; however, rapid loss of…

From OT Europe

Expert interview: Recent innovations and new technologies in pain management – Building a competitive advantage for hospitals

Orthopaedics Today Europe, May 2018
João Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD, is the chairman of Clínica do Dragão at the Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre, a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence


Looking ahead to the 19th EFORT Congress in Barcelona

Orthopaedics Today Europe, May 2018
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
In a few days the 19th EFORT Congress will take place in Barcelona. The scientific and educational program has been finalized for several months and…

Cover Story

Time to take another look at second-look knee arthroscopy

Orthopedics Today, April 2018
Historically, second-look arthroscopy has been used to assess healing in the knee joint postoperatively for research and non-research purposes…


In today’s health care environment, should second-look knee arthroscopy be reevaluated as a clinical practice?

Orthopedics Today, April 2018
Click here to read the Cover Story, “Time to take another look at second-look knee arthroscopy.” The concept of second-look arthroscopy…

At Issue

At Issue: Stem cell therapy

Orthopedics Today, April 2018
Jason L. Dragoo, MD; Adam William Anz, MD; Shane A. Shapiro, MD
Articular cartilage stands to benefit the most from stem cell therapy. While stem cells have been identified in nearly every human tissue, articular…

From OT Europe


Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2018
Under the supervision of EFORT Fora Chair Prof. George Macheras from Athens, EFORT is organizing 10 European Fora each year. Launched in 2002, the…