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The business of organ and tissue donation

The business of organ and tissue donation

Podcast: Kevin Cmunt and Shannon Wyatt, from Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network, discuss the logistics of tissue donation and the emotional stories that come from both the donor families and… Read more

JRF Ortho Announces Next Executive Director

JRF Ortho Announces Next Executive Director

The Board of Directors of JRF Ortho has appointed Christian Bezenar as the organization’s next Executive Director. Christian will succeed Jim Czepiel after an extended transition period. Read more

Trochlear dysplasia linked with patellofemoral cartilage lesions

Trochlear dysplasia linked with patellofemoral cartilage lesions. Read more

Is the Bounce-Back in Orthopedic Surgery Volumes Sustainable as COVID-19 Cases Surge?

Is the Bounce-Back in Orthopedic Surgery Volumes Sustainable as COVID-19 Cases Surge?

94% of the 50 orthopedic surgeons who responded to the firm's latest survey said they are seeing existing and new patients in-person, up from 86% in May, and just 28% and 26% in April and March. Read more

Podcast On Use Of Allografts And Orthobiologics In Orthopaedic Surgery

Discussion on the science of orthobiologics and how orthobiologics are used in treatment of cartilage injury Read more

Donor Radial Head Potentially Saved Professional Supercross’ Career

Donor Radial Head Potentially Saved Professional Supercross’ Career

Instead of replacing the missing bone with a metal prosthetic, Viola closes the incision and places Roczen on the transplant list for a living cadaveric radial head, a progressive idea that could save… Read more

The Concept of Biological Surgery

Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Christian Bezanar to discuss the Concept of Biological Surgery.  Read more

3 things to know about JRF Ortho

JRF Ortho provides allograft joint repair solutions. Here are three things to know... Read more

JRF Ortho to Reach More Patients in Need of Fresh, “Living” Cartilage

JRF Ortho to Reach More Patients in Need of Fresh, “Living” Cartilage

OneLegacy, the nation’s largest organ, eye and tissue procurement organization, has expanded its reach of helping more people lead healthier lives through its new commitment to provide fresh,… Read more

JRF Ortho Recognized In Outside’s Best Places To Work

Centennial, Colorado–based JRF Ortho has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018. A non-profit provider of fresh osteochondral allografts, JRF Ortho is being… Read more

JRF Ortho Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2018

JRF Ortho Recognized in OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2018

JRF Ortho, one the nation’s largest non-profit providers of fresh osteochondral allografts, has been selected as one of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018. Winning companies provide great… Read more

Boy (12) becomes first in Ireland to have pioneering hip procedure

A 12-year-old boy has become the first person in Ireland to undergo a new transplant procedure to replace a damaged hip joint using a donor femoral head bone and cartilage. Read more

Knee Cartilage Transplant Video Performed by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brian Cole

Knee Cartilage Transplant Video Performed by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brian Cole

Do you want to learn more about knee cartilage transplantation? Watch Dr. Cole on "The Doctors" treat a young college football player using this breakthrough surgery. Read more

Criteria For Osteochondral Graft Matching Too Restrictive?

With all of the patients awaiting an allograft size match, a team of researchers set out to determine if lateral femoral condyle (LFC) grafts could be used to restore the articular surface in patients… Read more

How Do Age Or Gender Affect Shoulder Surgery?

“The most important findings were that both age and sex affect the outcomes of reverse TSA. This information can help surgeons align patient expectations with expected outcomes based on their… Read more

Older Patients with Knee Pain May Benefit from Allograft Transplant Technique

“Our findings note that patients older than 40 may benefit from using a fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation to treat focal cartilage defects, a common cause of knee pain in… Read more

First-of-its kind knee surgery in Lubbock gives young woman hope

First-of-its kind knee surgery in Lubbock gives young woman hope

A few months after the initial consultation, Ferguson performed a partial knee transplant using BioUni OATS instruments and technique provided by a company called Anthrex. The procedure was the first… Read more

Allografts offer cost, healing benefits in sports medicine

Weighing the risks and gains of allografts vs. autografts, surgeons reported allograft knee procedures prove more successful by diminishing pain, cutting costs and improving function and quality of… Read more

Osteochondral allograft transplantation effective for certain knee cartilage repairs

Osteochondral allograft transplantation effective for certain knee cartilage repairs

"The modern technique of OCA transplantation for treating isolated femoral condyle lesions offers patient better results over other cartilage repair procedures," commented Tírico. "These results… Read more

Prevention of Infection in the Hamstring ACL Reconstruction

The bottom line is that soaking a Hamstring graft during surgery in a Vancomycin saline solution (500mg Vancomycin in 100cc NS) has been shown to completely eradicate HS ACLR infection.  Read more

Condyle-Specific Matching For OCA Not So Helpful

"...I don’t think the size of the implants (typically 22-30mm) necessitated that. I could always find some place on the medial or lateral condyle that matched up with the affected area in the… Read more

New report examines the global soft tissue allografts market

New report examines the global soft tissue allografts market

The global market for soft tissue allografts has a prosperous future, and is projected to experience incrementing demand at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025.  Read more

Distal tibia allograft reconstruction yielded outcomes similar to Latarjet

Distal tibia allograft reconstruction yielded outcomes similar to Latarjet

Patients who underwent distal tibia allograft reconstruction had similar clinical outcomes, complication and recurrence rates compared with patients who underwent the Latarjet procedure, according to… Read more

Blazers’ Festus Ezeli gets a second chance for his knee

Injured Portland Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli is currently writing a letter to the donor family expressing his gratitude and hopes that in the future he will be able to meet… Read more

Arthroscopic Treatment for Shoulder Instability with Glenoid Bone Loss Using Distal Tibia Allograft

Arthroscopic stabilization of the shoulder w/ distal tibial allograft augmentation shows promise at mean f/up 17.4 mos post-op.  Read more

Festus Ezeli’s knee surgery to involve donated tissue

Festus Ezeli’s knee surgery to involve donated tissue

Portland Trail Blazers center Festus Ezeli is expected to undergo a surgical procedure on his left knee next week. The procedure will involve the use of a cadaver donor, league sources said. Ezeli… Read more

Bio-Uni Success Story Using a JRF allograft.

April was a good candidate for a new procedure, a graft of bone and cartilage together called a BioUni. Dr. Wright used a small piece of donor bone. Read more

Using the Nose to Repair the Knee?

The procedure itself was a mini-arthrotomy, during which the area of the defect was debrided to expose the subchondral bone. After being trimmed to fit the defect, the graft was placed with the cell… Read more

OCA transplantation effective for treating knee cartilage injuries

For athletes and highly active patients who sustain cartilage injuries to their knee, an osteochondral allograft transplantation can be a successful treatment option, according to new research. The… Read more

Procedures to repair knee cartilage show promise in treating patients over 40

Procedures to repair knee cartilage show promise in treating patients over 40

Patients who have cartilage damage in their knees often experience pain and are unable to engage in sports and other activities they enjoy. Two studies at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) find that… Read more

A key for success of osteoarticular allografts: transplant a refrigerated allograft early

One of the keys for success of osteoarticular allografts is transplanting a refrigerated allograft within the first 15-28 days postoperatively. It takes 14 days for assessment of the grafts to make… Read more

High patient satisfaction seen after osteochondral allograft transplantation

Excellent clinical outcomes were seen after fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation in patients with articular cartilage damage of the femoral trochlea, according to study results. Read more

High survival rate found with osteochondral allograft transplantation

High survival rate found with osteochondral allograft transplantation

Following osteochondral allograft transplantation, there was a high survival rate at an average of 5 years with an 86% survivorship and 39% reoperation rate at 5 years. Read more

Cartilage Plugs Could Ease Knee Pain For Many Active Baby Boomers

“By the time you’re an adult, cartilage doesn’t have a way to get nutrients to support  a healing response. So we have to become creative,” Dr. Riley Williams said.… Read more

A better fix for torn ACLs

With traditional ACL repair, surgeons create a tunnel in the upper and lower bones of the knee joint. Each end of the graft is secured to the sides of these tunnels using screws to press the new… Read more

JRF Ortho Launches Fresh Precut OCA Cores

JRF Ortho Launches Fresh Precut OCA Cores

JRF Ortho, one the nation’s largest non-profit providers of fresh osteochondral allografts, announced the launch of a new proprietary allograft, Fresh OCA Cores. The Cores are a great alternative… Read more

Improved Technique Could Provide Longer-Lasting Joint Function

A common method of implanting donor tissue into the femur part of the hip joint is to use multiple small, cylinder-shaped plugs of bone and cartilage to fill in a damaged area. Crist's team… Read more

Key trends on incorporating knee allografts into orthopedic ORs

We were concerned that using an osteochondral allograft would potentially lead to subsequent problems related to the development of a symptomatic osteochondral problem. However, the procedure has… Read more

How innovative fresh osteochondral allografts in orthopedics affect patient care

It opens up more options for me. Fresh osteochondral allograft is FDA-approved for joints throughout the body and it has allowed more options and creative solutions for cartilage and/or bony impacts… Read more

New AAOS guidelines outline prevention and treatment strategies for ACL injuries

New AAOS guidelines outline prevention and treatment strategies for ACL injuries

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors has approved Appropriate Use Criteria (AUCs) for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs and treatment,… Read more

Dr. Robert Laprade Creates Video Series For Doctors, Patients

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Meniscal Transplant in Patients 50 and Younger Relieves Pain, Delays Additional Surgery

Sixty-three percent of meniscal transplants were viable at 10 years. Only 11 percent of patients with successful transplants had pain when engaging in daily activities. Also, nearly three-fourths of… Read more

Osteochondral allograft transplantation improved functional scores, survivorship

Osteochondral allograft transplantation improved functional scores, survivorship

Osteochondral allograft transplantation performed as either primary treatment or after failure of previous subchondral marrow stimulation had favorable results, with significant improvement of… Read more

Restoring Cartilage: The Holy Grail of Orthopaedics

For decades, researchers have been investigating different methods of cartilage repair, but no approach has yet risen to “gold standard” status. In the June 24, 2015 edition of JBJS… Read more

Meniscus preservation is key first step of cartilage repair

Meniscus preservation in surgery is the critical first step in cartilage repair. Read more

High patient satisfaction, improved function found after meniscal allograft transplantation

High patient satisfaction, improved function found after meniscal allograft transplantation

Patients who undergo meniscal allograft transplantation had high patient satisfaction and improvement in function, according to results presented here at the International Cartilage Repair Society… Read more

No return to OR found 90 days after meniscal allograft transplantation

“The key take-home point to our study is that following meniscal allograft transplantation using our national assessment we had a 90-day return to OR rate of zero,” Frank McCormick,… Read more

New Study Shows Allograft Processing Matters

The study found BioCleanse® graft processing, younger patient age, Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone (BPTB) allografts and irradiation over 1.8 Mrad were all associated with a higher risk of clinical… Read more

ACL surgery may significantly improve physical health and function in younger athletes

ACL surgery may significantly improve physical health and function in younger athletes

ACL reconstruction resulted in large improvements in the physical function scores, with a mean improvement of 12 points (out of 100) at two years and six years following surgery. Read more

Cartilage Repair: Is it possible? An update from the Orthopedic Research Society symposium

In his talk, “A Physician-Scientist’s Perspective: 25 years of clinical effort.” Dr. Stone highlighted the various techniques that have been created to repair cartilage and showed… Read more

AlloSource® Announces Positive Clinical Results for AlloTrue™ - Low-Dose Irradiated Tendons

AlloSource® today announced that its tendons processed using its proprietary AlloTrue™ cleansing process, as well as low-dose irradiation, are effective when used in anterior cruciate… Read more

Joint Restoration Foundation is now JRF Ortho

Joint Restoration Foundation is now JRF Ortho

Joint Restoration Foundation announced today, to better reflect its commitment to and its expertise in driving the innovation needed to shape the future of orthopedics, it will now be known as JRF… Read more

William D. Bugbee, M.D. Wins Kappa Delta Award

William D. Bugbee, M.D. Wins Kappa Delta Award

William D. Bugbee, M.D. and his team at the University of California, San Diego have been honored with the prestigious Kappa Delta Award for their 15 years of research on osteochondral allograft (OCA)… Read more

NICE consults on research recommendation for knee cartilage treatment

The draft guidancerecommends that ACI is used only in research, as more evidence is needed on how well it works in the long-term and its cost-effectiveness. Read more

Week in review: 14 biggest healthcare stories this week

The Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research journal recently published a study examining how surgeon attitudes influence reoperation and readmission rates. Read more

Knee OA Common in Younger People a Year After ACL Repair

Knee OA Common in Younger People a Year After ACL Repair

Almost one-third of young patients have evidence of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee as defined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 1 year after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), new… Read more

Allosource® named one of denver’s healthiest employers for the third year in a row

One of our partners, AlloSource, who is one of the nation’s largest providers of cartilage, bone, skin, soft-tissue and cellular allografts for use in surgical procedures and wound care to… Read more

Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD Surpasses 200 Peer Reviewed Studies in Orthopedics

Dr. LaPrade is among a small group of physicians and researchers who have published over 200 peer reviewed studies. Dr. LaPrade's research has been used around the world to help design and test… Read more

Study results show incidence of ACL reconstruction has increased significantly

Study results show incidence of ACL reconstruction has increased significantly

According to recent study data, the number of ACL reconstructions has risen significantly between 1994 and 2006, particularly in women younger than 20 years of age and older than 40 years of age. Read more