Orthopedics Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from January 2015 to keep you abreast of the current hot topics in orthopedics.
Use of PRP did not result in better clinical outcomes in rotator cuff repair
Patients who underwent rotator cuff repair using platelet-rich plasma prepared by apheresis and applied in the liquid state with thrombin did not experience better clinical results, according to results of a prospective, double-blind study. Read more.
Poly-L-lactic acid bioabsorbable patch successful in repair of rotator cuff tears
Patients with large-to-massive rotator cuff tears experienced successful repair after surgery when a poly-L-lactic acid bioabsorbable patch was used, according to study results. Read more.
Pain related to lateral patella malalignment and focal cartilage overload
It is interesting that many young people with chronic anterior knee pain have either lateral retinacular tightness, distal or lateral patella cartilage softening, or both. Read more.
Link possible between oral contraceptive use, ACL injury in females
Researchers from Denmark have uncovered a potential link between oral contraceptive use and instances of ACL injuries that required surgical intervention in women. Read more.
Navigation systems may not prevent coronal limb alignment outliers after TKA
Use of navigation systems among patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty did not prevent coronal limb alignment outliers, according to study results. Read more.