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AAOS releases criteria for treating pediatric patients with knee osteochondritis dissecans

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) to assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric patients with osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral condyle, also known as OCDknee. Source: Medical News Today Read More

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Recurrent shoulder dislocation prevented with combination Bankart repair and Bristow procedure

Although investigators of this study found a combination of Bankart repair and Bristow procedure prevented recurrent shoulder dislocation in rugby players, some patients complained of insufficiency in quality of their play when performing specific movements. Source: Healio Read More

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Activity could help keep knees lubricated

Cartilage is filled with fluid — about 80% of the volume of the cartilage tissue — that plays the essential roles of supporting weight and lubricating joint surfaces. Loss of this fluid, called synovial fluid, results in a gradual decrease in cartilage thickness and increase in friction, which is related to the degradation and joint […]

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Human Amniotic Membrane-Derived Products in Sports Medicine: Basic Science, Early Results, and Potential Clinical Applications

Abstract Background: Amniotic membrane (AM)-derived products have been successfully used in ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and wound care, but little is known about their potential applications in orthopaedic sports medicine. Purpose: To provide an updated review of the basic science and preclinical and clinical data supporting the use of AM-derived products and to review their current […]

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An Investigation of ReNu™ Knee Injection: Monitoring the Response of Knee Function and Pain in Patients with Osteoarthritis

Click here for more information ReNu is a randomized injection trial for patients with moderate knee osteoarthritis as determined by a combination of clinical and radiographic findings. Specifically, ReNu is an intra-articular injection of amniotic membrane and amniotic fluid cells, which have shown the potential to decrease inflammation and increase tissue healing in osteoarthritic patients. […]

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