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Biologics in Musculoskeletal Oncology

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Abstract Biologics serve a unique role in the management of musculoskeletal oncology. While most of the field of biologics in orthopedic surgery focuses on injury repair, biologics in oncology can…

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Biologics in Fracture Care

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Abstract Delayed healing and nonunion remain significant clinical issues in fracture care. The field of biologic augmentation (orthobiologics) has been developed to help solve this problem. Orthobiologics rely on the…

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Biologic Augmentation in Peripheral Nerve Repair

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Abstract Peripheral nerve injuries are known to have devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life. These injuries can occur after high-impact activities, traumatic injuries, or motor vehicle accidents. When…

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Orthobiologics in Osteoarthritis

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Abstract Osteoarthritis has emerged as one of the major public health problems with a burden of disease that significantly affects the world’s aging population. Osteoarthritis is a progressive degeneration of…

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Biologics in Spinal Fusion

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Abstract An estimated 200,000 spinal fusion are performed in the United States on annually for a large range of pathologic conditions. The goal of spinal fusion is to restore or…

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Biologics in Hand Surgery

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Abstract Hand and upper extremity surgeons have discovered unique roles for biologics in the treatment of their patients. This chapter reviews some of these techniques, including the use of bone…

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