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Specialty Update   |    
What’s New in Orthopaedic Research
Scott A. Rodeo, MD1; Richard Ma, MD1; Robert Frawley, BS1; Matthew E. Cunningham, MD, PhD1; Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD, DACVS2; Suzanne Maher, PhD1
1 The Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. E-mail address for S.A. Rodeo: rodeos@hss.edu
2 Veterinary Medical Center, C3-181, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2013 Dec 04;95(23):2158-2164. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01178
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Developments in several fields, including molecular and stem-cell biology, biomaterials, biomechanics, and molecular genetics, have all contributed to advancements in orthopaedic research this past year. Improvements and refinements in laboratory techniques have hastened the pace of progress in research. The primary challenge for the clinician is to stay abreast of advances in areas related to the biology and biomechanics of musculoskeletal tissues. In this review, we have attempted to highlight advances that have the most potential for early translation to clinical practice in the areas of tendon biology, spinal disc degeneration and regeneration, meniscus repair and regeneration, and cartilage degeneration and repair.
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