Nov 20

UPMC to Name Sports Medicine Building for Dr. Freddie Fu

Dr. Freddie Fu is honored as an icon who inspired the $80 million UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. Congratulations Dr. Freddy Fu. This dedication is well-deserved for your monumental contributions to sports medicine. We are honored to have you as a member of TOBI Faculty Alumni. Watch Dr. Fu's TOBI 2018 presentation here:

Nov 18

NSAIDs, Acetaminophen Use and Stress Fractures in US Soldiers

Recently published research reports a possible link between prescriptions of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and increased risk of stress fracture in the US Army active duty population. Stress fractures are common amongst these individuals and also exceedingly costly. By some estimates, approximately $100 million per year is spent by the Department of Defense caring for these injuries. While NSAIDs have a variety of known side-effects, they have also been targeted as possible inhibitors of bone healing through their anti-prostaglandin effects....

Nov 16

Optimizing Clinical Use of Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery

New research published by AAOS and several TOBI Faculty suggests knee osteoarthritis has emerged as the condition with the most urgent need for clinical trial development. Several recommendations on communications for cell therapies, standards for products characterization and clinical research are detailed. In addition, recommendations for physicians and institutions offering biologic therapies commit to establishing high-quality patient registries and biorepository-linked registries that can be used for postmarket surveillance and quality assessments. Congratulations AAOS and TOBI Faculty who contributed to this...