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Biologic Publications

Biological treatment of the knee with platelet-rich plasma or bone marrow aspirate concentrates

Knee pathologies including focal cartilage injuries, osteoarthritis and ligament injuries are common. The use of biologic agents has emerged as an option for treating these diseases. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has gained significant interest for treating common sports medicine more

Knee Publications

Type II Medial Meniscus Root Repair With Peripheral Release for Addressing Meniscal Extrusion

PMID: 31687324 Medial meniscal root tears are often disabling injuries that can occur in isolation during low-velocity, deep knee flexion movements in middle-aged patients. These lesions often demonstrate a type II pattern, which is described by a tear more

Knee Publications

The Influence of Graft Tensioning Sequence on Tibiofemoral Orientation During Bicruciate and Posterolateral Corner Knee Ligament Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Study

When multiple ligaments are reconstructed during knee surgery, the order of tensioning each graft can affect alignment of the tibia and femur. If the resulting alignment varies from what naturally occurs, issues such as instability and graft failure more

Hip Publications

Return to running after arthroscopic hip surgery- literature review and proposal of a physical therapy protocol Commentary

Hip arthroscopy is an increasingly utilized surgical treatment option for patients presenting with pain and limited function. As surgical techniques have increasingly developed, so too have the rehabilitation protocols designed specifically for each patient. In high-impact sports that more

Hip Publications

Patients With Borderline Hip Dysplasia Achieve Clinically Significant Improvement After Arthroscopic Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery Commentary

Hip arthroscopy is an increasingly common treatment surgeons use to get inside a patient’s hip and treat diagnosed pathologies. For example, studies have demonstrated significant improvements in clinical outcomes following arthroscopy in those with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS), more

Hip Publications

Evidence for the Use of Cell-Based Therapy for the Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head- A Systematic Review of the Literature Commentary

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) occurs due to a defect in the blood supply to the femoral head. This inadequate supply leads to death of the subchondral bone and bone marrow and is the reason for approximately more

Cartilage Publications

Viability and Tissue Quality of Cartilage Flaps from Patients with Femoroacetabular Hip Impingement: A Matched-Control Comparison

CAM type Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition where a boney overgrowth on the femur pinches the socket it rests in resulting pain, injury to the surrounding labrum and sometimes a loose cartilage flap. During surgery, the damaged more

Biologic Publications

The Role of Orthobiologics in the Management of Osteoarthritis and Focal Cartilage Defects

This study talks about newer biologic treatments in use to potentially slow disease progression in patients with knee osteoarthritis. These include hyaluronic acid, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), bone-marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) and adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Believed to affect more

Knee Publications

Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Posterolateral Meniscal Anatomy: Defining the Popliteal Hiatus, Popliteomeniscal Fascicles, and the Lateral Meniscotibial Ligament

PMID: 31136201 Surgical treatment of lateral meniscal tears can be challenging due to the greater mobility of the lateral meniscus, thin capsule, and management of the popliteal hiatus. In such instances, having a detailed understanding of relevant anatomy more

Knee Publications

Single-Stage Multiple-Ligament Knee Reconstructions for Sports-Related Injuries: Outcomes in 194 Patients

Multi-ligament knee injuries in the young and active population can be devastating. This case series sought to report outcomes following sports-related single-stage multi-ligament knee reconstructions. Over a 6-year period, 194 patients that sustained injury to least two out more

Hip Publications

Return to Play After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Soccer Players Commentary

Almost a quarter of a million people suffer injuries playing soccer, the most popular and increasingly growing sport in the world. One in every seven soccer injuries is due to a pathology in the hips. Particularly with femoroacetabular (hip) more

Cartilage Publications

Symptomatic Focal Knee Chondral Injuries in National Football League Combine Players Are Associated with Poorer Performance and Less Volume of Play

This study was designed to examine the relationship between previously untreated cartilage injuries in the knees of future NFL players during the NFL combine and their in-game performance when compared to players who did not have a cartilage more

Biologic Publications

Regenerative Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis and Chondral Defects: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

This study discusses the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on cartilage regeneration and patient-reported pain and function. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of joint pain and disability; MSCs have been extensively studied as more