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…

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Most anterior knee pain has a specific source, identifiable by careful examination

Orthopedics Today, February 2013
KOHALA COAST, Hawaii — To properly identify and treat patellofemoral pain, orthopedists need to carefully check the soft tissues and remember…

In the Journals

Concomitant cartilage repair, ACL surgery results best with OAT technique

January 11, 2013
Investigators found that osteochondral autologous transplantation (OAT) yielded the best results vs. microfracture and debridement when used to treat…

In the Journals

Microfracture, bone marrow concentrate shows good early results in treatment of focal lesions

January 8, 2013
Researchers of this study found good results in patients with focal lesions of the condylar articular cartilage treated with arthroscopic…

In the Journals

Bone marrow stem cells stimulate healing process in non-union fracture

January 7, 2013
Autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells may play a role in the formation of new bone in non-union fracture sites, according to this…

In the Journals

Review reveals efficacy of intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid, corticosteroid and PRP for knee OA

Orthopedics Today, February 2013
Researchers who compared the efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronic acid, corticosteroid and platelet-rich plasma injections for the treatment of…

Case Report

Triceps Tendon Reconstruction Using Ipsilateral Palmaris Longus Autograft in Unrecognized Chronic Tears

Orthopedics, January/February 2013, Volume 36 Issue 1
Injury to the distal triceps tendon is uncommon and can be difficult to diagnose, especially when a partial rupture or tear occurs. In situations…

The Cutting Edge

Biologically Enhanced Healing of the Human Rotator Cuff: 8-month Postoperative Histological Evaluation

Orthopedics, January/February 2013, Volume 36 Issue 1
Given the high percentage of persistent rotator cuff defects, investigators have begun exploring techniques that use biologic adjuvants to recreate a…

Feature Article

Platelet-rich Plasma as an Effective Treatment for Proximal Hamstring Injuries

Orthopedics, January/February 2013, Volume 36 Issue 1
Proximal hamstring injuries can be disabling, and several traditional conservative treatments, including physiotherapy and nonsteroidal…

Low episodic rate of retrograde ejaculation found after ALIF with rhBMP-2

Orthopedics Today, January 2013
DALLAS — In a study that was not sponsored by industry, researchers with Loyola University found a 1.4% overall episodic rate of…

In the Journals

Platelet-rich plasma more effective than hyaluronic acid for gonarthrosis

December 26, 2012
Patients with gonarthrosis treated with autologous conditioned plasma yielded better outcomes than patients treated with hyaluronic acid, according…

Industry News

Bioventus launches international headquarters in The Netherlands

December 10, 2012
Bioventus launched its Dutch entity which coincides with the official opening of the company’s new International Headquarters in Hoofddorp…

Injectable bone graft seen as alternative to autograft in ankle, hindfoot fusion

Orthopedics Today, December 2012
Data from a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial revealed that an injectable bone graft is a safe and effective — and potentially…

Hybrid 3-D printer could help injured patients regain lost cartilage

November 30, 2012
Researchers using a hybrid 3-D printer that can print both organic and synthetic materials have created artificial cartilage that is stronger than…

Industry News

Wright Medical, BioMimetic enter into combining business agreement

November 30, 2012
Wright Medical Group Inc. and BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination of Wright and…

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Consider patients’ religious faith in the selection of knee arthroscopy products

November 28, 2012
The results of a database search and questionnaire given by researchers in India and Sweden highlight religious restrictions among patients regarding…

In the Journals

Study finds PRP does not improve outcomes after rotator cuff repair

November 27, 2012
Platelet-rich plasma does not improve rotator cuff healing or affect overall retear rates in patients who underwent rotator cuff repair, according to…

Industry News

FDA approves new concentrated platelet rich plasma system

Orthopedics Today, December 2012
Cytomedix Inc. received FDA clearance for the use of its Angel Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma System for processing a small sample of blood or a…