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Platelet-Rich Plasma Augmentation in Meniscal Repair Surgery: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies

PMID: 32057981 Meniscal lesions occur frequently in athletes and the general population, with approximately 1 million meniscal surgical procedures in the United States each year. For patients with chronic, degenerative tears, meniscal injuries may not be able to heal...read more


Knee Publications

Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Medial Patellar Ligaments: An Anatomic and Radiographic Study

Previous literature is lacking in a description of the medial stabilizing ligaments of the kneecap in relation to surrounding structures and one another. In this study, the attachments of the following ligaments were analyzed in relation to bony and...read more


Hip Publications

Preoperative Predictors of Achieving Clinically Significant Athletic Functional Status After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement at Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up Commentary

Femoroacetabular (hip) impingement syndrome (FAIS) is common medical condition that particularly effects young, active patients. In many cases, hip arthroscopy is indicated and has been evidenced as a successful procedure to return athletes to sport with high satisfaction ratings....read more


Cartilage Publications

Prevalence and Clinical Implications of Chondral Injuries After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) is a devastating condition that can cause pain and impact quality of life. While the biomechanics of the hip causing the impingement can be addressed, less is known about how damaged cartilage (often called chondromalacia)...read more


Biologic Publications

Rationale for Biologic Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Repairs

This study reviews the current evidence surrounding rotator cuff repairs (RCR). Rotator cuff tears are a frequent cause of shoulder pain and disability; despite resolution of pain and outcome measures following surgery, incomplete healing or re-tearing following surgery is...read more


Knee Publications

Meniscus Root Repair vs Meniscectomy or Nonoperative Management to Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis After Medial Meniscus Root Tears: Clinical and Economic Effectiveness

PMID: 29517925 Most medial meniscus root tears occur in patients in their fourth or fifth decades of life, causing moderate to severe joint-line pain. Historically, surgeons have elected to treat these tears nonoperatively or by meniscectomy. Unfortunately, clinical studies have...read more


Knee Publications

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries of the Knee at the National Football League Combine: An Imaging and Epidemiology Study

In this study, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries in players in the National Football League (NFL) Combine were analyzed to define epidemiology by player position, concurrent injury rate, and draft success with injury from 2009 – 2015. This injury...read more


Cartilage Publications

Patellofemoral Cartilage Restoration: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Clinical Outcomes

Damage to the cartilage on the back side of the patella or the groove it runs in (typically called a patellofemoral osteochondral lesion by orthopedic surgeons) is seen in a little over 1/3 of patients getting an arthroscopic knee...read more


Biologic Publications

Preparation Methods and Clinical Outcomes of Platelet-Rich Plasma for Intra-articular Hip Disorders

Hip preservation treatments have become increasingly investigated in the past few decades. Particularly with the advent of orthobiologics, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells, common intra-articular hip pathologies are now managed with injections. However, as studies have...read more


Knee Publications

Meniscal Root Tears

PMID: 31054709 Meniscus root tears are a specific type of meniscal injury that have gained attention over the past several years. They are defined as lesions either directly at the attachment point between the meniscus and tibia, or within...read more


Knee Publications

Perioperative Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation in Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review

Blood flow restriction (BFR) rehabilitation is an emerging trend in sports medicine, especially in the setting of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. BFR involves placing a cuff around the thigh that decreases the amount of blood in the knee...read more


Hip Publications

Microinstability of the hip- a previously unrecognized pathology Commentary

Hip microinstability is an established diagnosis that involves small, extra-physiologic hip motions that causes pain with or without symptoms of hip joint instability. However, its occurrence is still debated by many physicians as no objective criteria has been proposed...read more


Cartilage Publications

Outcomes and Survivorship After Arthroscopic Treatment of Glenohumeral Arthritis: A Systematic Review

When possible, treatment of shoulder joint osteoarthritis usually includes non-operative interventions, but when these provide insufficient relief, the most common course of action is to proceed with a shoulder joint replacement which can greatly restrict activity in younger populations....read more


Biologic Publications

Ortho-Biologics for Ligament Repair and Reconstruction

This study talks about the role of biologics in common ligament injuries. There is a significant potential with the use of biologics given it may enhance tissue healing. Biologics may provide an alternative to surgical intervention when nonoperative treatment...read more


Knee Publications

Meniscal Repair in Pediatric Populations: A Systematic Review of Outcomes

PMID: 31205961 The loss of healthy meniscal tissue in pediatric populations has been shown to have many negative long term consequences on joint health, including higher rates of early-onset osteoarthritis pain and lower quality of overall life. Thus, meniscal...read more


Knee Publications

Multiple Ligament Reconstruction Femoral Tunnels: Intertunnel Relationships and Guidelines to Avoid Convergence

When multiple knee ligaments require reconstruction, there is a possibility of the tunnels drilled for each graft crossing paths (tunnel convergence). Through use of 3D knee models, the risk of tunnel convergence for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate...read more


Hip Publications

Is There an Association Between Preoperative Expectations and Patient-Reported Outcome After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome? Commentary

Patient opinions are a crucial part of understanding how physicians can improve clinical practices. One outcome of this was being able to better understand the relationship between preoperative patient expectations and patient-reported outcomes after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement...read more


Cartilage Publications

Osteochondral Allograft Transplants for Large Trochlear Defects

Localized cartilage damage in the knee is a common cause pain and disability in younger populations. These cartilage injuries are common on the end of the femur but are also present on the back side of the patella and...read more


Biologic Publications

Intra-Articular Cellular Therapy for Osteoarthritis and Focal Cartilage Defects of the Knee: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Study Quality Analysis

This study evaluates the current literature on the safety and efficacy of intra-articular cellular therapy injections. For patients with osteoarthritis or focal cartilage defects, intra-articular cellular therapy is appealing in that it may help with cartilage regeneration. The current...read more


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