Nov 18

PRP Superior to Steroid for Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis

A recently published study by an orthopedic group in Greece has found potential benefit to using platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections over steroid for treating trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis (OA). This location is the second most common in the hand for OA and can be significantly disabling by reducing thumb opposition and weakening pinch and grip strength as a result. The team noted positive findings for PRP use in arthritis in multiple recent studies and decided to trial the same...

Nov 16

Optimizing Clinical Use of Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery

New research published by AAOS and several TOBI Faculty suggests knee osteoarthritis has emerged as the condition with the most urgent need for clinical trial development. Several recommendations on communications for cell therapies, standards for products characterization and clinical research are detailed. In addition, recommendations for physicians and institutions offering biologic therapies commit to establishing high-quality patient registries and biorepository-linked registries that can be used for postmarket surveillance and quality assessments. Congratulations AAOS and TOBI Faculty who contributed to this...

Oct 31

Nutritional Metabolic and Genetic Considerations to Optimize Regenerative Outcomes for Knee Osteoarthritis 

New research published by TOBI Faculty and Alumni suggests the potential influence of metabolic, nutritional and genetic aspects in optimizing the outcomes of regenerative medicine in the management of Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA). Nutritional and metabolic aspects such as supplementations, vitamins and minerals were proven to have an impact on the progression of KOA. Genetic variations are rapidly inspected to identify any potential influence of these variations in the predisposition and diagnosis of KOA. Congratulation on new publication to Kholoud Hafsi, Janine McKay, Jinjie Li, Jose Fabio...