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…


FDA-approved study uses adipose stem cells for treatment of shoulder injuries

January 19, 2017
Sanford Health is conducting the first clinical trial approved by the FDA to treat injured shoulders using patients’ adipose stem cells…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA issues draft guidance on biosimilar interchangeability

January 18, 2017
The FDA has released a draft guidance for industry outlining criteria for demonstrating that a biosimilar is interchangeable with a reference product…

FDA News

FDA guidance recommends distinct names, suffixes for biosimilars

January 17, 2017
The FDA has released its final guidance for the naming of biological products, which recommends distinct names and suffixes for both biosimilars and…

Lipogems announces FDA clearance related to its system for adipose tissue transfer

December 4, 2016
Lipogems announced it has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for expanded indications and labelling of its Lipogems System for adipose tissue…

ACR asks for FDA guidelines on biosimilar substitution

October 21, 2016
During a public meeting on the reauthorization of the Biosimilar User Free Act, Angus Worthing, MD, FACR, FACP, incoming chair of the American…

In the Journals

Addition of diacerein to glucosamine therapy did not improve outcomes for OA

October 21, 2016
In a study of 148 patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee, combination therapy of glucosamine plus diacerein did not improve pain…