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The OJSM Hot Corner

Feb 14, 2024

Proper treatment of Type III AC Joint Separations has been a topic of ongoing debate. In OJSM’s August edition, Drs. Mark Tauber, Phillipp Moroder and their team from the German Shoulder Center in Munich, Germany, published, “Prospective Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of Surgical Versus Nonsurgical...


Jan 17, 2024

Once an exotic procedure, hip arthroscopy is now a commonplace surgery with an expanding footprint in Sports Medicine. One of the basic steps of hip arthroscopy is a capsulotomy to allow adequate access to the hip joint. Closure of the capsule, however, has been a point of controversy. While expert opinion has long...


Dec 13, 2023

Meniscal root tears are a problem. They can occur without trauma, they can only be diagnosed on MRI but occur commonly in a patient population where MRI is not routinely utilized, they don’t respond reliably to partial menisectomy, and they result in rapid degeneration of the knee joint. What we don’t know is how...


Nov 15, 2023

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) remains a topic of controversy in Sports Medicine. One of the limitations surrounding this therapy is the paucity of high-quality data to support or refute its efficacy. We welcome Dr. Dean Wang, MD from UC Irvine to discuss his study looking at the fragility of the highest quality data...


Oct 18, 2023

The correct surgical approach for a skeletally immature athlete with an ACL tear remains controversial. Transphyseal ACL reconstruction with a soft tissue autograft is a popular choice that most resembles the technique performed in adults. However, crossing an open growth plate comes with risk of growth arrest, though...