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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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Girls suffer more overuse injuries in teen sports

A new study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur when athletes are required to perform the same motion […]

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Panel discusses epidemic of youth sports injuries, role of prevention programs

At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, we convened a special Banyan Tree session to talk about injuries in youth athletes. This is a real problem that all orthopedic surgeons see on a regular basis — one that, I think, is still under-recognized. In this Orthopedics Today Round Table, we highlight the discussion, particularly as it relates […]

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Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

Orthopaedic surgeons have become increasingly interested in the use of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to manage massive rotator cuff tears. This has been due to the success we have had with the procedure as the rate of complications decreased, thanks to the significant knowledge we have gained over the course of the past 10 years […]

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