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Feb 13

Biologic Treatments Get the Attention of AAOS in Current Issue

As research accumulates to support and build data behind biologic treatments, mainstream orthopedic organizations take note. The January issue of the leading orthopedic news magazine and the official magazine of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, AAOS NOW, featured a piece on biologic treatments becoming the standard of care in cartilage restoration. The article in AAOS NOW, "Will Biologic Treatments for Cartilage Restoration Become the Standard of Care?" addresses challenges in orthobiologics for cartilage restoration, such as a lack of standardized...

Jan 29

Positive Results from Stem Cell Study on Knee Cartilage

A research study that began in May at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL, is yielding positive results that could "ultimately overhaul how doctors treat common joint maladies." TOBI 2018 Faculty Adam Anz spearheaded this study that examines the efficacy of creating new cartilage in the knee through a series of stem cell injections. Anz reports that the medical professionals involved in the study have seen "early evidence that indicates stem cell treatments and physical therapy could effectively nullify the...

Dec 29

AAOS Issues New Statement on Biologic Therapies; Endorses Registries

The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) has issued a new statement on the use of emerging biologic therapies. Like much of the discussion regarding orthobiologics, the AAOS statement touches on the need for regulation regarding safety and effectiveness of new uses of biologic therapies, particularly during the "increasing shift to therapeutic biologic products for restoring structure and function." Notably, AAOS encouraged surgeons to join and engage in orthobiologic registries. The statement reads: "Orthopaedic surgeons and their organizations/facilities should support...