Point/Counter

What is the best current delivery method to ensure mesenchymal stem cells get to the intended target in the shoulder?

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
The best delivery method into the shoulder for mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), PRP or other substances is based on the injection technique. The…

Cover Story

Controversy, cost may not dim potential of stem cells in the shoulder

Orthopedics Today, June 2017
It is widely known and reported in the literature that shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears, tend to heal slowly and the management of…

Bioventus announces expansion of surgical orthobiologics portfolio offering with Premier

June 10, 2017
Bioventus announced its full surgical orthobiologics portfolio is available through Premier Inc., effective June 1, according to a company press…

Meeting NewsFrom OT Europe

Researchers from Medical University of Graz receive EFORT/Medtronic Award

June 2, 2017
VIENNA — A team of researchers led by Sriveena Srinivasaiah, MSc, of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Graz…

Movers and Shakers

Lieberman receives NIH grant for research on gene therapy for repair of bone injuries

May 26, 2017
Jay R. Lieberman, MD, chair and professor of orthopedic surgery at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California received a…

In the Journals

Greater number of mesenchymal stem cells released with fibrous synovium in culture model

May 15, 2017
Investigators of this study found fibrous synovium compared with adipose synovium release a greater number of mesenchymal stem cells in a suspended…

Meeting News

Etanercept seen as effective against bone marrow lesions in patients with hand OA

May 8, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Etanercept was effective for the inhibition of bone marrow lesions in patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis, according to a…

Meeting News

Etanercept linked with pain relief in prespecified per-protocol analysis of symptomatic hand OA

April 28, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Although investigators found non-superiority of etanercept compared with placebo overall in their study, they noted an analysis of…

Meeting News

Adalimumab did not provide significant relief of pain, synovitis in patients with hand OA

April 28, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Patients with erosive hand osteoarthritis treated with adalimumab experienced no significant alleviation of pain, synovitis or bone…

DePuy Synthes acquires 3-D printing technologies from Tissue Regeneration Systems

April 20, 2017
DePuy Synthes Products Inc. has acquired 3-D printing technology from Tissue Regeneration Systems Inc. According to a company press release, the deal…

In the Journals

Athletes with shoulder instability had significantly lower levels of specific collagen biomarker

April 19, 2017
Athletes with shoulder instability had significantly lower levels of the cartilage degradation marker collagen type II cleavage compared to athletes…

From OT Europe

EFORT Open Reviews: A round-up of recently published articles

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2017
EFORT Open Reviews is the new open access journal from EFORT and The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery. All articles are free to…

In the Journals

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate, saline placebo had similar pain relief for knee OA

March 14, 2017
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate was seen as a safe, reliable and viable cellular product for patients with bilateral knee pain from bilateral…

HA-BMAC yielded more durable knee cartilage repair at 5 years vs microfracture

Orthopedics Today, March 2017
A hyaluronic acid-based scaffold with bone marrow aspirate concentrate used in patients with a chondral injury achieved better outcomes and more…

From OT Europe

Bone regeneration trial under way to identify nonunion solutions

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2017
Enrique Gómez-Barrena, MD, PhD
Editor’s Note: This article by Enrique Gómez Barrena, MD, Vice Chairman Education Committee – Basic Research Group of EFORT, is the

In the Journals

Testosterone treatment improves bone density, strength in older men

February 22, 2017
One year of testosterone treatment significantly increased volumetric bone mineral density and estimated bone strength in men aged 65 years and…

From OT Europe

Zimmer Biomet announces international release of procedure for bone marrow lesions

February 19, 2017
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. announced the international release of the subchondroplasty procedure, a minimally invasive outpatient procedure to treat…

Orthocell to collaborate with DePuy Synthes on stem cell approach for degenerated tendons, ligaments

February 4, 2017
Orthocell Limited announced a research collaboration agreement with DePuy Synthes Products Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of…

From OT Europe

Experts at 18th EFORT Annual Congress to focus on septic defects and small implants

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2017
Are you challenged by the need to achieve bone healing in an infected environment or, as a knee surgeon, do you have to evaluate the different types…

In the JournalsPerspective

Young healthy participants had reduction in markers of inflammation while running

January 26, 2017
Recently published results showed running not only decreased knee intra-articular ulnar pro-inflammatory cytokine concentration, but also facilitated…