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Knee Publications

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 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 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 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) 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 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 more