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Unilateral Amputees Fare Better Than Limb Salvage Patients; and More!

Source: Wikimedia Commons and U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Berenguer

amputation patients. CartiHeal develops scaffold based on aragonite to regenerate hyaline cartilage. And a study using the Framingham Study (Third Generation) has found that muscle strength does not depend on protein food patterns.

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A Fresh Look at Bone Graft

Courtesy of Pinnacle Spine Group, LLC

Sometimes back to the basics requires a new approach. Here’s a fresh look at maximizing the impact of bone graft in spine fusion courtesy of Pinnacle Spine. Think you know all there is to know about bone graft? Here’s a new approach that increases bone graft volume by up to 94%, resulting in a more complete fill of the biologic void that is present with more traditionally pre-packed implants.

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Galatz v. Crosby: Biceps Long Tendon: Pain Generator Requiring Tenodesis in TSA

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OK, everyone agrees tenodesis is the way to go for TSA. But with no prospective, randomized clinical trials regarding the long head of the biceps after total shoulder arthroplasty there remain too many questions. Which, of course, results in a spirited debate between Galatz and Crosby.