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Specialty Update   |    
What's New in Orthopaedic Research
Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD1; Chisa Hidaka, MD2; Suzanne A. Maher, PhD2; Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD2; Scott A. Rodeo, MD1
1 Hospital for Special Surgery, 310 East 71st Street, Unit 7D, New York, NY 10021. E-mail address: gulottal@hss.edu
2 Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
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Specialty Update has been developed in collaboration with the Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies (COMSS) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Sep 01;89(9):2092-2101. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.G.00631
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The field of orthopaedic research continues to evolve from one dominated by biomechanical approaches to one in which biologic factors are playing an ever-increasing role. Molecular therapies, such as the use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) to augment bone-healing and spinal fusion, and cellular therapies, such as the use of autologous chondrocyte implantation for the treatment of cartilage defects, are examples of how translational biologic research has improved patient care. As this field continues to progress, it is important for the clinician to remain up-to-date with the science behind these therapies.
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