AAOS Now, September 2011
Ringing the bell on concussion management
New guidelines reduce leeway in returning players to games after head trauma “Concussion is a significant issue,” said Claude T. Moorman III, MD. “We’ve learned that it is a more significant issue than some of us previously thought.” Dr.
Was rhBMP-2 research tainted?
The Spine Journal questions sponsored rhBMP-2 research Orthopaedic surgeons took notice in late June when two members of the Senate Finance Committee sent a letter to Medtronic, Inc. (Minneapolis), maker of the recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) product Infuse. Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.
Obese patients do well with TAR
A Swiss study of obese patients who underwent total ankle replacement (TAR) found that survivorship of prosthesis components at midterm follow-up was comparable to results obtained in nonobese patients. The investigators also observed that approximately 12 percent of the patients had lost weight 1 year after surgery. These findings were reported in a paper by Alexej Barg, MD, and associates, which was presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.