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Fibergraft / Courtesy: Prosidyan
Fibergraft / Courtesy: Prosidyan

BioGlass Is Back – In an Incredible New Form

Two of the most biologically active implants ever sold to orthopedic surgeons emerged from the U.S. government’s atomic energy research of the 1950s and 1960s. The first was Marshall Urist’s discovery of bone morphogenic proteins (BMP). The other is the subject of this article.

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Zippers Instead of Sutures? This is Cool.

Surgical Skin Closure / Courtesy: Jack Farr, M.D. , David A. Fisher, M.D., and OrthoIndy
Surgical Skin Closure / Courtesy: Jack Farr, M.D. , David A. Fisher, M.D., and OrthoIndy

Two physicians from OrthoIndy, with no financial ties to the manufacturer, have been “zipping” instead of sewing for a while. Patients seem to like it better—including one patient who is both one of the physicians and co-author of this article. This is pretty cool stuff.

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Meeting the Health Care Needs of Female Veterans

Source: Wikimedia Commons and SGGH
Source: Wikimedia Commons and SGGH

Forty two percent of women who are deployed in the military have seen combat. After they have completed their service, 51% indicate that they plan to use the Veterans Health Administration as their primary source of healthcare. A new landmark study points the way to better gender specific healthcare services for women who have served and sacrificed. Time to return the favor.

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