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Result of a multicenter study from Rome, Italy indicate that the biomimetic scaffold that was investigated is an off-the-shelf, cell free, and cost effective implant that can regenerate either cartilage or subchondral bone. The scaffold allows a 1-step surgical procedure that can be used for osteochondral lesions, OCD, and in some cases osteonecrosis.
A wealth of emerging technology demonstrates that as we gain control over individual mechanisms involved in cellular aging, systemic symptoms of degeneration can be slowed or even reversed. One of the most promising mechanisms addresses our mitochondria, the powerhouses found in all human cells that control the energy we need to stay alive.
The use of platelet-rich plasma remains controversial as treatment regimens and formula concentrations are not standardized, high- level studies proving efficacy are few and many health care systems hesitate to adopt the treatment due to lack of reimbursement.
Air travel during early postoperative period after total joint arthroplasty deemed safe in a recent study presented to the American Academy of orthopaedic surgeons annual meeting in Chicago earlier this year.
Although researchers found less component overhang in patients who underwent primary total knee arthroplasty with a gender specific component, they discovered no significant differences in Knee Society Scores or range of motion compared to patients who had the procedure before this design was available.